Lotus Elan

Electric Elan

PostPost by: rcfurse » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:17 pm

How about offering a kit?? Tell us more - PLEASE!
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PostPost by: 2cams70 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:35 pm

Electric 1960's Elan. Why oh why? You've killed most of the character!! We'll be inundated with electric cars in the next 10-15 years. Why wreck something that's a piece of history and unique. By all means have fun with the technical aspects of EV conversions but save it for Toyota Corollas. Electric conversions of some models of those would actually add a bit of character! The best EVs are new EVs and not conversions.
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PostPost by: Bombay Racing Green » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:52 pm

Hi Richard,

I got a kit ,ironically, from Australia :wink: .

There’s a crowd that’s not too far from you that will. https://www.electricclassiccars.co.uk/.

I weighed it today and it came out at 700kg.

Once the Europa’s body is repaired and painted the motor is going back into that and the Elan will revert to gasoline. The performance will be better as the Europa is much lighter than the Elan.
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:05 pm

at 700kg youre adding not only this very heavy fan BUT ALSO an entire car on top of the europa- unlike colin sj
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PostPost by: 2cams70 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:35 am

Bombay Racing Green wrote:Hi Richard,

I got a kit ,ironically, from Australia :wink: .

There’s a crowd that’s not too far from you that will. https://www.electricclassiccars.co.uk/.

I weighed it today and it came out at 700kg.

Once the Europa’s body is repaired and painted the motor is going back into that and the Elan will revert to gasoline. The performance will be better as the Europa is much lighter than the Elan.


Yuck!!! If you really want to be a Greenie why not put it in your everyday grocery getter where it actually will have an environmental impact due to the mileage covered rather than in a hardly used museum piece.

Here's one for the all the Greenies out there by the way!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqVwHJPV-XE
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PostPost by: Sploder90 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:25 am

The environmentally friendly bit with that Cummins will come when they recycle all the bits following the sweep up...
What's that phrase? Turning ££££ into noise...

Impressive :D
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