The Speed Academy takes us to the third episode of its Lotus Evora conversion to electric drive, using a Tesla Model S electric motor, and two Chevrolet Volt battery packs.

Blue Lightning's new powertrain essentially doubles the original power output of Evora (to some ≈460 hp), and now installed.

Next time hopefully we will see some first test drive reports, maybe with some short (ecological) burnouts.

Tesla Motor Is In & Makes Big Power! - Lotus Evora Electric Car Project EP03

The Tesla motor is installed into the Lotus Evora and we test it on the dyno to see how much power it makes. We also cover the details of the build including battery placement, Motec install, regen lever, and much more!

Previous stores on the build are here and here.

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