Posting ads is entirely free.
Please support the site if you find it to be useful.

Register Please register or log in.
maybe you forgot your password?

Home » For Sale: Electric Vehicles » Electric Cars for Sale » Hyundai Electra! (2002 Hyundai Elantra EV conversion)
Item details add to favorites
Category Electric Cars for Sale
Created 2017-03-29
Owner hyundai-electra
Title Hyundai Electra! (2002 Hyundai Elantra EV conversion)
Condition Good
Odometer Miles 100,000Miles
Web Page
Price $ 1,000.00
Description I call it the “Hyundai Electra!” This is an EV conversion (2009-2010) of a 2002 Hyundai Elantra GT, purchased in 2008 in great condition, and driven lightly as an EV until 2012.

Since finishing the main part of the conversion, I moved twice, and could not completely finish the finer details of the project. (Adding some more gauges, and finishing the heating/cooling were what remained to complete it). I had pulled the dash apart to work on it, and never got around to finishing. So it sat outside my garage for 4 years. Unfortunately, it got some hail damage last year-- the dents did not break the paint or rust, but it will take a good amount of paintless dent removal unless you don’t mind the dings.

Because of the hail dings, and because of its condition after sitting for 4+ years, I am offering it at a deeply discounted price of $1,000. Keep in mind that a few of its components put together are worth more than that. Even the core charges for the 12 batteries would probably amount to $500 or so. It will take some work to get it back on the road (which I would much rather see than have it go to salvage). But it will be a LOT less work and cost than converting another car from scratch! Why not give it a go if you are curious about home-converted EVs?

Location: Plano, TX 75093

Items included:

  • Batteries
  • Related tools:
    • Engine hoist
    • Several different battery chargers
    • Other assorted tools
  • Parts for ongoing, unfinished work
    • Electric heater, and switch kit for it
    • Original A/C compressor and parts (I wanted to drive it from the tail shaft of the motor)
    • Various gauges I was going to install in the dash (volts, amps, etc.)

Details about the conversion

  • Documented at
  • Maiden voyage on YouTube:
  • Major parts used:
    • Motor: NetGain Motors, Inc. WarP ImPulse 9 (orig. $1,600, still working)
    • Controller: Open ReVolt beta version of a 1000 amp controller. Worked last time I used it
    • Charger: NetGain Controls, Inc. 3000W HF/PFC Battery Charger, set to 144V nominal
    • Batteries: 12x Trojan T-1275 12-volt batteries. Not in working condition, see notes below
    • Battery Monitoring System: PakTrakr, working last time I used it, but may not work now
    • Vacuum assist kit for brakes, from EV Source
    • IOTA DC/DC converter from EV Source, for charging the 12V accessory battery
  • Adapter made at a local machine shop
  • Battery mounts and boxes made with steel frames, by me
  • Spring modification in the rear for the increased battery weight
  • Detailed schematics, notes, manuals all available
  • Cooling, heating not done
    • A/C parts from original system are still here
    • Heater parts purchased, but not installed

Notes on Condition:

  • Car has hail damage. No paint broken, but there are noticeable dents on hood and roof. Definitely driveable, without rust. But if you care about aesthetics, it will take quite a bit of paintless dent removal work.
  • Car has been sitting for 4+ years. I moved house twice, and then had no time to work on the finer details of the conversion (some more gauges, heating/cooling).
  • Motor still known to work (used it recently to move it inside the garage, unfortunately after the hail storm).
  • Battery pack should be considered nearly dead. May be possible to resurrect them, but no guarantees. There are a few good ones, but some seem to have dead cells. They still have value as trade-ins to avoid core charges on new batteries.
  • Controller is a home-brew Open ReVolt controller, built by Paul himself (not by me). Seems robust and reliable, much better than the Logisystems I originally used.
  • Not immediately driveable without some work (new battery pack, putting dash back together, clean-up, a bit of wiring).
Promotion level None
EAA Chapter  
Location , Other -- United States

Electric Vehicle Classifieds

The web's best place to buy or sell an electric car!

Have an electric car, truck or other EV parts you want to sell?

Post them "FOR SALE"!

Wanting to buy an electric car, truck or EV parts?
Post a "WANTED" ad.

Note:  These ads are presented as a free service.  The webmaster disclaims any warranties expressed or implied on goods or services listed on the service.  Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to negligence, shall the EV Tradin' Post operators be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials in this site.  Buyers and sellers assume all risk and liability arising from their advertisements.  The operator reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at any time.

It is simple to support the EVTradin'Post. Just use the link below to do some additional research on EBay - Thanks so much - I really appreciate the support!

Visit The EV Photo Album