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)?