Smokin’ Sundays: The Teslonda Edition: Model S + Volt + Accord


Light ’em up!

Sure, it’s Sunday: a day for relaxing and meeting friends; maybe taking stock and counting blessings. Here at InsideEVs, though, we like to keep it in (metaphoric) high gear every day of the week. So, click on the video above and join us in a quick celebration of electric power sans traction control as the Teslonda does the wild thing on some anonymous American road. No doubt the car and its owner were in need of a little excitement after chillaxing on the floor of the SEMA convention for a few days recently.

Faithful readers may recall this Frankenstein of a conversion from earlier this year. Part Honda Accord, part Tesla Model S, part Chevy Volt, and all crazy, it first came onto our radar in February doing a quick acceleration run without the big smoke show. It made a sophomore appearance in April after some reworking of the hardware and software got its zero-to-60 time down to 2.48 seconds.

Since that time it has had some additional work done to it, including the installation of a proper roll cage. Considering its raw power, physics, and its seemingly high center of gravity, we feel this was an excellent decision.

As an extra little bonus, we’re throwing in a video below from a late summer drag race against a *checks notes* 1975 Cadillac Eldorado convertible. Enjoy!


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@jimmy.built out at the @hotaugustnights drags blowing some minds with the #teslonda #silentbutdeadly #nvenergypower

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12 Comments on "Smokin’ Sundays: The Teslonda Edition: Model S + Volt + Accord"

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Thing’s rad. The owner is also finishing up an electric Delorean. He’s like a mad scientist- I’ve been fortunate to see his shop and he’s got a bunch of crazy electric projects going on.

Domenick and Steve- if you’d like more info/photos on the Delorean I can connect you with the owner (if you don’t already have it).

I’d like more info! I’m really curious to know how he managed to get the Tesla drive train bits to place nice with a Volt battery pack. (I noticed the owner had left his email address on one of the comments on his YouTube channel, and I’ve almost been curious enough to email him about a few specific questions).

Joel B- it’s beyond me, but I’ll ask him if he’ll do a bit on the Delorean. It looks like it’s gonna be pretty epic, right in the wheel house of everyone here!

Ron Swanson's Mustache

Does the power pack store 1.21 Gigawatts of electricity?

Coal Rollers ain’t got nuthin’ on the Teslonda!

The AQMD has got an up hill battle on their hands, with Dual Diesel smokestacks on Coal Rollers, and EV Dragster Demons burning their way out to the 1/4 mile checkered flag.

Genius. A big f… to earth.

Clutch your pearls Sunday?

Burning Rubber Like That is as Bad as Burning Oil 0r Worse …. 🙁 .

Good Lord Grandma, I think we’ll be aright.

I’d prefer these guys stick to an airstrip, or track, or empty parking lot, over that public road.

LMA0…It’s Grandpa ! Good Lord !…. 🙂

Ur not good at math

Let’s save an old car by converting it to electric, but then lets burn rubber and produce as much smoke as possible. So childish.