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Man Converts Honda S2000 to All Electric Power

Over the years, the Honda S2000 has become a popular car for collectors and tuners alike. A powerful 4-cylinder engine also offers the added bonus of being somewhat eco friendly. For one man however, that wasn't enough, so he decided to convert his new S200 into an all electric roadster.

The project began by removing the stock F20C engine and transmission. The rear end was also removed, along with all the supporting electronics for the internal combustion engine. From there, a few modifications had to be made to the body and frame to accommodate the added weight and offset the change in distribution.

Once everything was ready for the install portion of the project, it was time to select a propulsion system. For this, he chose a Advanced DC electric motor capable of operating between 72 and 144 volts. Since this is a sports car we are talking about, he planned to keep it operating near the 144 volt maximum at all times. To make this happen, Brian purchased 45 Lithium-Ion batteries rated at 160Ah, 30 of which replaced the turbo charged engine, while the remaining 15 were stuffed into the trunk along with a charge monitoring system.

The question now is if Honda is looking at this and asking, "Should we have thought of this first...?" Hats off to Brian and his electric Honda S2000. (S2000e)?

Jalopnik

George Delozier
Motorized Innovations
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Comments
Feb 15, 2009
by Anonymous

This type of conversion is

This type of conversion is very common. If you browse the EV sites you'll see hundreds of people who have done full electric conversion of all sorts of vehicles.

There are even kits available to make the conversion easy.

Feb 16, 2009
by Anonymous

how much?

just curious,weight before and after conversion?

Feb 18, 2009
by Anonymous

engine was NEVER

engine was NEVER turbocharged

Feb 27, 2009
by Anonymous

Moron (engine was NEVER)

He didn't say the engine was turbocharged STOCK. He said a turbo engine was pulled. That means the owner may have had the F20 boosted.

P.S - Don't ever assume, it makes you look like an assumme.....

Feb 27, 2009
by Anonymous

Moron (engine was NEVER)

He didn't say the engine was turbocharged STOCK. He said a turbo engine was pulled. That means the owner may have had the F20 boosted.

P.S - Don't ever assume, it makes you look like an assumme.....