View Full Version : Electric Powered E30

04-04-2004, 02:26 PM



04-04-2004, 03:34 PM
O.K. Who in their right mind would do that. Top speed of 60mph!! Probably cost a bomb, when he could of spent the money on performance upgrades to make it go faster. Honestly, people these days. What will they do next. I wonder how far he gets before the plug comes out or does the extension cable come with it!!! :D

04-04-2004, 04:17 PM
that's just wrong.. batterys are for stereo systems not for the motor!!

04-04-2004, 05:31 PM
range: 20-30 miles!

I couldn't even get halfway where I have to go (one way) each day!

04-04-2004, 06:25 PM
lmao...I would buy that car...If I didnt feel like walking to my friends house 2 houses over from me...hahaha....20-30 miles? Where does this guy live?

04-04-2004, 08:56 PM
a bmw golf cart for old people in florida:D

04-05-2004, 01:37 AM
I knew the 318s were meant to be fuel effiecient and low on pollution but this takes the cake.

04-05-2004, 01:47 AM
hey get used to it...10 years from now...you'll be converting if you wanna keep your low tech ride on the road..i like it...

04-05-2004, 01:50 AM
Wow, that is pretty cool. I wish he had more pictures of it.

The E30 isn't really the most ideal car for an electric conversion though... something lighter and FWD would make a better choice. One of my professors built an electric car out of a VW Golf, and it has a range of about 50 miles with normal driving, or 100 miles going 20mph. He did a really good job with his and planned it out really well. I was considering building one out of a VW fox but BMW projects got in the way. (actually I think it would be sweet to have an electric Delorean, maybe someday...)

I know you guys aren't fond of electric conversions, but there ARE fast electric cars out there. I remember seeing a website with an electric RX7 that could do a quarter mile in under ten seconds. I don't think it could go very far after that though.

I think hybrids are what the future is coming to, and I think things like this are cool.


04-05-2004, 02:12 AM
This gives the word GAY a new meaning, and no, it aint e46_lover:D

04-05-2004, 11:04 AM
if it does NOT have an engine it sux!!!!!

motors dont count (electric its called motor, fuel is called engine)!

04-07-2004, 11:24 AM
what a waste of a good 325e.