North American Electric Vehicles, a Canadian company specializing in restoring and converting vehicles, has introduced its latest creation: a 1991 AM General Humvee powered by Tesla technology. Originally designed as a military vehicle, this classic Humvee has undergone extensive modifications, including the installation of a dual-motor powertrain that delivers more than 600 horsepower.
The revamped Humvee EV boasts numerous interior and exterior enhancements, such as a modern infotainment system, black vinyl interior, and 20-inch alloy wheels. Customers also have the option to upgrade to a full leather interior for an additional cost of $6,000. The vehicle is equipped with a GPS speedometer and a Level 2 charging system.
Pricing for the Humvee EV starts at $98,600. The standard battery provides a range of 150 miles, but for an extra $20,000, buyers can opt for a larger battery pack that offers a range of 300 miles per charge.
The electric vehicle conversion process for North American cars follows a consistent pattern. Initially, the original vehicle is completely disassembled, followed by media blasting and metal repair. The paint and body are then restored, modifications are incorporated, and the vehicle is reassembled. Wiring and upholstery upgrades are carried out, and each vehicle undergoes meticulous polishing and thorough road testing.
Other classic North American automobiles that have undergone electric vehicle conversions include a 1965 Porsche 356C, a 1967 Ford Mustang, and a 1964 Mercedes 230 SL.
Interestingly, the price of the classic Humvee EV is comparable to that of the new GMC Hummer EV. Although it may not match the speed or feature as much cutting-edge technology, we believe it possesses a unique appeal that sets it apart from its modern counterpart.
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