Retiree’s Porsche 924 Getting Converted to Electric by High School Students

JUL 23 2013 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 3

If you owned a 1988 Porsche 924, what would you do with it?

For Monte McCord, the answer is to electrify it.

McCord, a retiree, isn’t doing the conversion work though.  That’ll be the job of the students in Payson High School’s (PHS) automotive program.

Porsche 924 in Profile

Porsche 924 in Profile

The work of converting is well underway.  The engine has been ripped out and the rest of the soon-to-be-useless components have been removed.

Currently, the class is finishing up some sheet metal work that needs to be done before the donor Porsche gets its electric goodies.

10 batteries (assuming lead-acid) will find a home in the 924, which we’re sure will lead to diminished performance as compared to Porsche’s pre-conversion state.

But McCord could care less.  McCord’s dream is to go off the grid.  To do so, he’s installing solar panels at his house.  When the 924 is ready, it’ll be charged by the sun.  The excess solar juice will power his home.

Oh, McCord also believes that educating today’s youths in the technology of tomorrow is vitally important.

 

Source: Payson Roundup

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3 Comments on "Retiree’s Porsche 924 Getting Converted to Electric by High School Students"

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Nice, plus side – cheaper annual maintenance costs & a quite drive!

*quiet

The original car could do a 5.4 second 0-60 run when new. I’m sure that was quite a fun car to drive. Now that the owner is a retiree, maybe he’s less worried about 0-60 times and more about keeping the Earth in better shape in his own little way.

No way a 924 could do 0-60 that fast – more like 9.5, maybe 10 secs.