COST AND TIME

Since most of the questions I get in my conversion are cost related as well as the components I am using, I have entered in this section the detail of the cost and the hours invested to do it. I will keep records as detailed as I can to give you a good idea of how much it costs to convert a car to an electric vehicle. Please consider that every conversion is different and the car and components selected affect greatly the cost of the conversion. Also the conversion time depends on the skills, tools and the number of persons used in the conversion.

Note: All dates are 2010 to 2011 and the amounts are in US Dollars.
DESCRIPTION COST ACTIVITY HOURS
Car Price 06/07 $1,400.00 Remove engine 6/14 2.0
Tow 06/07 $150.00 Remove engine 6/17 1.5
Title and fees $78.25 Remove Engine 6/19 1.5
Sales tax $98.00 Remove Engine 6/20 2.5
Order impulse 9 motor 7/11 $1,995.09 Remove engine 7/5 2.0
Pre-Pay Plate 7/11 $400.00 Split engine and transm 7/8 0.5
Order Soliton 1 Controler 7/11 $3,151.15 Remove flywheel and clutch 7/15 2.0
Final pay Plate Build $268.75 Remove flywheel 7/17 2.5
DC to DC converter 8/1 $175.00 Cut crankshaft 7/21 1.5
Cables and screws 8/1 $10.00 Hub and adapter build 7/24 8.0
Hub front pulley Tractor Sup 8/1 $8.51 Clean transmission 7/26 1.5
Vacuum Pump 8/1 $290.00 Remove gas tank 7/27 2.0
Fuse 8/1 $75.00 Remove gas tank comp 7/28 1.0
Emergency disconnect 8/1 $100.00 Adapter Plate fabrication (2 pers) 7/31 16.0
Throttle 8/1 $120.00 Front Pulley fabrication (2 pers) 8/1 6.0
Black paint and washers 8/9 $4.54 Dissasemble motor-adapter plate 8/10 1.0
Screw for front pulley 8/8 $2.46 Painting of adapter plate 8/10 1.5
Oil for transmission 5 QT 8/24 $58.80 Assemble motor and adapter plate 8/21 1.5
2/0 cable, lugs and silicon tape 8/28 $84.23 Assemble motor and adapter plate 8/27 1.0
Solder and flux paste for cable 9/3 $21.50 Final assemble Motor - Transm 8/29 1.0
Reimbursment Trottle 9/21 -$147.00 Start testing orig car throttle 9/1 1.0
Orange coinduit 9/22 $13.77 Clean engine compartment 9/5 0.5
Angle metal for supports 11/22 $23.58 Install motor and transm 9/11 3.0
Cord and puller emerg disc 12/23 $4.26 Install motor and transm 9/18 1.0
Bolts hold front plate 12/20 $1.01 Install motor and transm 11/21 3.0
Metal sheet for front plate 12/20 $32.10 Re-Install pedal with new wire 12/5 2.0
Material for outlet 12/26 $18.99 Re-Install clutch cable 12/5 0.5
Discs for cutting saw 12/29 $8.50 Re-Install transm speeds cables 12/6 1.0
Nuts and bolts for supports 1/2 $7.78 Relabeling cables 12/18 1.0
Flat metal and bolts 1/4 $14.46 Move jack stands to wheels 12/8 0.5
Flat metal and bolts 1/5 $13.45 Start building front plate 12/20 1.5
2 discs for angle grinder 1/22 $5.00 Cont building front plate 12/26 2.0
Paint, brushes and 1 bolt 1/31 $11.25 Install contact outlet for elec car 12/26 1.5
More painting brushes 2/15 $3.12 Cont building front plate 12/31 3.0


Cont building front plate 1/1 2.0


Cont building front plate 1/2 3.0


Start front side support 12/26 2.0


Finish front side support 1/4 2.5


Strap cables and start back support 1/9 1.0


Start building back support 1/14 4.0


Continue building back support 1/21 3.0


Continue building back support 1/23 2.5


Continue building back support 1/25 3.0


Finish building back support 1/30 3.5


Paint all supports 2/2 1.5


Install Supports 2/12 2.0


Try to fix speedometer 2/19 2.0


Test of the full assembly 2/27 0.5

TOTAL AS OF FEB 28, 2011
$8,501.55
CONVERSION TIME 110.5


The costs below are additional expenses in tools, parts and other expenses that even though are not strictly part of the conversion, are expenses that I had to do in order to complete the project. The extra hours are also additional activities related to the conversion.

DESCRIPTION COST ACTIVITY HOURS
Jack stands 06/22 $21.39 Wash the car 6/9 1.0
Engine Hoist and chains 06/26 $171.00 Wax 6/10 1.0
Tools to remove flywheel 7/17 $15.15 Clean 6/11 2.0
Angle grinder 7/21 $38.49 Key fix 6/13 1.0
UPS piece of crankshaft 7/23 $20.53 Research components 7/8 3.0
Gasoline to Fort Pierce 8/31 $25.00 Drive to Fort Pierce and back 7/31 5.5
Hotel in Fort Pierce 8/31 $74.41 Replace seals for wheel shafts 8/15 0.5
Seals for wheel shafts 8/7 $17.10 Disasemble Head gas eng. 2.0
Sockets to remove head 9/3 $9.00 Disasemble Head gas eng. 1.0
Socket for wheel shaft 9/21 $8.14 Video recording and editing 9/3 4.0
Mail Return Trottle 9/21 $7.85 Assemble Arc Welder 12/25 1.0
Soldering iron 9/15 $21.39 Read arc welder manual 12/25 2.0
2 locks for brake hose 12/4 $1.44 Catalog car parts to sale 1/10 1.5
Arc welding machine & mask 11/27 $145.50

1 transmission lock 12/9 $3.86

Vernier - caliper 12/23 $10.65

Soldering clamps 12/26 $25.11

TOTAL EXTRAS AS OF FEB 28, 2011 $616.01 TOTAL EXTRA TIME 25.5


GRAND TOTAL: $9,121.454              TIME TOTAL: 140.0 hrs

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