Oppopinion: What Would be the Greatest Donor Car for an EV Retrofit

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The question is simple, what would be the greatest vehicle to do an EV powertrain swap into? My opinion? The Volvo 240 Wagon

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It’s long, it’s light, it handles well. It’s the perfect fit! To help further my case here are some estimated numbers...

Volvo 240 GL Wagon...

  • Weight = 1,400 kg
  • 0-60 = 14.2 sec
  • Center of Gravity = On the Moon

Volvo 240 GLe Wagon (Tesla P85D Powertrain)

  • Est. Weight = 2,100 kg
  • 0-60 = ~ 4.2 sec
  • Center of Gravity = On Earth

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