Promoting sustainable transportation via EV conversions.
To Reduce The Waste Generated By The Global Transition To Electric Vehicles.
Relectric is developing a streamlined approach to EV conversions to enable consumers to have greater access to more affordable and sustainable vehicles, while providing undergraduate students with hands on experiences working with EV technology.
The Superkart is a high-performance go-kart that has shifted from a traditional gas-powered engine to an electric powertrain. It boasts an AC induction motor that delivers over 80 ft*lbs of instant torque to the wheels, reaching speeds of more than 100 km/h.
This kart served as our team's proof of concept, employing scaled-down components typically found in full-sized electric vehicles. This created an ideal platform for team members to gain hands-on experience and knowledge of EV systems.
The 1997 Jeep TJ
Relectric's newest conversion project is a 1997 Jeep TJ! By retrofitting the system with a new EV system, we are giving new life to a once unsustainable vehicle.
Stay tuned. More project details will be released soon.
Why EV Conversions?
Reusing functioning vehicle systems minimizes waste production during the global shift to EV platforms
A significant portion of the CO₂ emissions associated with electric vehicles stems from the manufacturing and production processes. By converting a previously used internal combustion engine vehicle into an electric one, we can reuse existing systems while substantially reducing the environmental burden associated with manufacturing.