Readme

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Would you retrofit your DA with an electric motor?

Collapse
X

Would you retrofit your DA with an electric motor?

Collapse
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Would you retrofit your DA with an electric motor?

    https://www.discovery.com/motor/retr...-transform-tra

    I absolutely hate that all new electric cars are over-the-top with tech. I've been in Teslas -- and while they are cool and all, I don't get why everything has to be computer-controlled. The one-piece tablet control seems like an obvious single-point-failure. (I have my own issues with computer-controlled everything due to previous jobs building new systems -- the redundancy needed and cost required to make sure they don't misbehave.) Also, I feel disconnected from the vehicle. I understand most people just wanna get they want to go and don't want that.

    If I had the money, I'd buy an RS and a retrofit would be a cool project -- once I hit the lottery and wouldn't have to work anymore. :eyeroll:

    #2
    honestly, i would love to do an ev retrofit, but absolutely not using teslas hardware.

    im trying to figure out what i want to do to my db1. its clapped out body wise so anything like a restoration is gonna be near impossible due to parts availability

    Comment


      #3
      American cars definitely get all of the love with restoration part availability.

      Comment


        #4
        I agree with you on the Tesla control panel. It does seem like an obvious point for failure.
        I don't care for any of the new car giant control panels they are pretty distracting. I grew up with parents who were both car people. They belonged to a Horseless Carriage Club and we had a whole litany of vehicles. Our main ride was my mom's jaguar XK140MC. First time we had a radio and a/c was when she got her 73 240Z. While I love my creature comforts as much as the next person I think we have too many extras in today's cars. I don't need internet access or movies just a comfortable fun to drive car.
        But if I won the lottery? Yes I'd consider a conversion but I'd probably rather spend the money on tracking down the jag and bringing it back stateside. It'd be worth it just to hear that engine roar.

        Comment


          #5
          Ford seems to be doing it right

          Comment


            #6
            They say nothing about the battery source it needs. Sigh.

            OMG, even that classic Ford truck has that DUMB huge tablet in it! DAMNIT!

            Comment


              #7
              When it comes to new cars I don't care, as long as theyre fun to drive. Personally I've never been big on retrofits, so the idea of electrifying the DA I'm on the fence. I've been thinking a lot lately about what my idea of a perfect 2nd gen, or final form would look like, and when I imagine it, electric isnt what springs to mind.

              The whole giant tablet on wheels thing can go straight to hell though, I'm with you on that.

              Comment


                #8
                No, a Honda hybrid motor would interest me, but that is beyond my time limits and current ability. Fortunately my DA engine shows no sign of ever needing replacing.

                Comment


                  #9
                  You mean like something one the insight? Gasoline + battery?

                  Comment

                  Working...
                  X