Electrovair III Electric Corvair

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Electrovair III Electric Corvair

Voltage Hot Rods Electrovair III Corvair

Larry Mills, an engineer from Boca had a Corvair as a teenager and always another one. As an electrical he was a firm believer in the power of cars and currently owns He loves his Chevy Volt, but it lacks the fun of real driving.

He to High Voltage Hot Rods to the passion he had for his Corvair with the he has for electric cars. So began our powered Corvair project.

The isn t new to the electric world. GM played with the idea of building an all powered car back in the 60 s and produced not one but two of an electric powered Corvair. A version of the car was chosen as the first Quoting from the Society of Engineers (SAE) paper Electrovair A Battery Electric , It was the lightest GM production car available, and its drive was ideal for a compact and motor installation.

The problems encountered in Electrovair I many basic improvements in the drive system. As a result we on an improved motor control Soon it became apparent building an entirely new car would be than upgrading the first

Thus, the decision was made to Electrovair II starting from a Corvair The car was powered by silver-zinc and had a very limited range very good performance.


I was actually very familiar the suspension and drive train of the because my own EV GT-40, a 1968 Valkyrie, uses the Corvair train and suspension hooked up to a frame. For the EV GT-40 project I am to rely on my experience with project to make the drive cleaner and more efficient. I am able to rely on the experience of Cohen to make the car run even

Larry brought us a 1966 Monza convertable with a 2 automatic Powerglide transmission. Our intent was to put in a 4 speed manual like that used in the EV but after close study we to try and keep the Power Glide instead. Being only 2 there is very little which is better for the electric

It also seems to sit right in the curve of the AC electric motor we are for the conversion.

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The layout of the Corvair is of an electric car because of the ample for battery packs. With the removed, we are able to put 26 180ah cells in the rear compartment and the in the front trunk where the gas was removed. This also for good weight distribution matches how the car was originally designed.

Larry was only interested in a of 70 miles so we are only using 36 to cut down on his traction pack as well as weight. There is a lot room and we could easily this car go over 100 miles on a charge.

All of the construction of this is being documented for an episode of Voltage Hot Rods which be airing in the spring on cable as well as the web. We are also to be making a more in depth video that we will with a kit of parts for Corvair to do their own conversion. This be available on our web site in a few months.

If you are not into welding and fabrication, and are in having your Corvair you can ship your car to our shop and we gladly do all the work for you and ship you a fully electric running We can also find a Corvair for you and do the as well. Just let us know model and year you are interested in and we can searching for a good car to start

Join our Facebook page and this website bookmarked for updates on the project as it continues.

-Andrew McClary CEO, Voltage Hot Rods, Inc.

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