Check Out This Audi With A Tesla Powertrain

AUG 7 2018 BY MARK KANE 8

Using Tesla guts seems to be the preferred method for conversion these days.

Audi hasn’t yet released an all-electric car (we’re not counting the limited R8 e-tron here), but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some techies out there who haven’t converted Audis to electric on their own…

Here is the project of converting an Audi S5 to electric using a Tesla Model S as a donor.

All 16 battery modules were put inside. The electric motor and inverter were split and installed in the front.

Interestingly, Rich Rebuilds visited the build and despite tons of his own projects, seems impressed by this particular one.

The second video is from one of the dyno runs.

Audi EV, converted using Tesla parts (Source: MARS)

A Tesla swapped Audi and it’s owner meets Rich Rebuilds

Sam and Rich discussing some of the ins and outs of Sam’s Tesla swapped Audi. An amazing car.

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8 Comments on "Check Out This Audi With A Tesla Powertrain"

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Dav8or

I don’t get the point. What’s so great about an Audi A5? Why go to the trouble? It’s a lot of engineering and work for such a plebeian car, but I guess the guy said he really loves Audis so, to each their own. The video quality is terrible so I couldn’t make out what he said the range was. Was it 50 miles? 150 miles? 250 miles?

menorman

Range is 250.

antrik

If the bulk of the conversion to electric cars happens in a very short time span, as many of us here believe, the world will be full of still pretty new combustion cars that nobody really wants any more, but would be a pity to just scrap. I think conversions will be a pretty big business; and those learning the art today will be in a good place.

Troy

Theres’ a certain joy in having a car that has everything you want and nothing you don’t.

I don’t need or want 4 doors on my car. DO want AWD tho, or at least excellent handling in the snow.

SJC

Pull the engine put in a Remy brush less three phase.

G2

From a recycling/environmental view conversion of newer LICE vehicles is preferable to scraping or selling off into the 3rd world.

menorman

As Electrek put it, the best Audi EV on the road today…

Wastebasket

He joined the Quattro system to one Tesla p85s drivetrain