Electric Porsche 911

1973 Porsche 911 with a dual AC electric motor

This 1973 Porsche 911 Targa was converted to run off electricity by Zelectric Motors in San Diego, California. The factory air-cooled flat-six was removed and placed in storage to make room for a new dual AC-34 electric motor. The motor produces 150 horsepower and 214 lb-ft of torque which should be good for 150 mph. Powering the motor is a 54 kWh battery pack from a wrecked Tesla Model S. Half the batteries are in a custom enclosure up front while the rest are split into two sections that sit beside the motor. The batteries should give the 911 about 180 mile range.

1973 Porsche 911 with a dual AC electric motor

1973 Porsche 911 with a dual AC electric motor

1973 Porsche 911 with a dual AC electric motor

1973 Porsche 911 with a dual AC electric motor

1973 Porsche 911 with a dual AC electric motor

1973 Porsche 911 with a dual AC electric motor

1973 Porsche 911 with a dual AC electric motor

1973 Porsche 911 with a dual AC electric motor

1973 Porsche 911 with a dual AC electric motor

1973 Porsche 911 with a dual AC electric motor

1973 Porsche 911 with a dual AC electric motor

Source: Zelectric FB page

7 Comments

  1. Joe moussa

    This is excellent idea for the future of the classic cars.Can you please inform what was the cost for conversion ?
    Joe

  2. Chris

    I have a 1971 E type roadster , that
    I have thought about electrics for it in
    Future. With that long nose there would
    Be lots of room. I would think the weight would be less. Not much trunk
    Room though.

  3. Alan Davis

    I also have a certified 1973.5 911 Targa. The electrification is fascinating, but why tear apart a rare and expensive 1973.5 911 to do that? Not sure I understand why a 1974 or 1975 shell wasn’t selected instead.

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