The Future According To Bisimoto

“If you need a good photo location, there is an elephant just around the corner,” says the softly spoken voice of Bisi Ezerioha, who I can only assume has visited the local MedMen prior to our arrival.

But no, he’s 100% serious. And 100% right. There really is a 15-ft elephant down the road; a monument for his estate, aptly named the Safari Business Park. It’s a good shout, but it’s also covered in shade. So, for now at least, we’ll have to settle for a sun-blushed mountain backdrop. How anyone shoots cars in California is beyond me.

I’ve followed Bisi’s work for years now. Since he got his start in 1994, the LA-based engineer has been responsible for some of the wildest builds to grace Speedhunters. Remember that 1,029hp Honda Odyssey specced for the school run? That was Bisi. How about the ’76 Porsche 911 with a 996 Turbo engine rammed up its boot? Yup, all his doing too. It’s safe to say that every Bisimoto build is a snapshot of his brain at that particular moment in time. And I get the feeling his latest venture might just be his maddest – and most brilliant – yet.


“You know, there is so much focus on EV right now. But with that attention comes a lot of misconceptions,” explains Bisi who, despite it being 6:30am, has the same enthusiasm as a child on the morning of December 25. To balance this out, I’ve arrived jet-lagged and confused as to why myself, Ben and Ryan thought tequila would be a good way to induce sleep last night. It wasn’t.


“EV is exciting,” he exclaims. “It shouldn’t be looked upon as just a tool for the daily commute. It should be accessible to all people, especially automotive fans. These multimillion-dollar EV hypercars boasting 2,000hp might pull headlines, but they don’t capture you on an emotional level.”

Lifting the shutter to his workshop, Bisi introduces us to his vision; his future. And on first appearance it looks an awful lot like his past. It’s a Porsche 935 – wings and all – but not as we know it.

Dubbed the 935 K3V, it wouldn’t look out of place on the set of Tron. But after carefully getting on my knees to avoid last night’s spirits from dramatically leaving my body, there’s no twin turbos dangling from its arse. There’s no engine altogether. But this isn’t some re-bodied Tesla drivetrain; it’s entirely bespoke.

I’ll level with you right now – I’m an EV sceptic. I’m that annoying person who throws ‘range anxiety’ into any discussion, and will argue electric is only a temporary solution without knowing what the long-term one is. A car’s engine is its heart. And I’ll forgive 90% of issues if it makes a good noise as reflected by the cars I currently own. Most of which don’t work. The concept of an EV sportscar doesn’t wash over me, yet. But I’m up for being proven wrong.


Being around Bisi, his enthusiasm makes it abundantly clear this isn’t just a fad for him. He’s got an informed answer to every question, and within a few minutes I start to understand the potential of this tech. Time to remove my EV sceptic hat and find out what solutions Bisi has engineered to some of the most common issues. First up? Weight.


Anyone who’s driven a lightweight car knows that weight, or rather too much, is a fantastic way to dampen the driving experience regardless of outright speed. It’s been the business model of Caterham for nearly 50 years. I’ve always assumed EVs require many batteries to be truly usable. Batteries equal weight. A traditional sportscar should be light and nimble, so what’s the solution?

‘”Well, I can tell you right now the car has been weighed at 2,681lbs and it’s ready to go,” Bisi proudly states. That’s 1,216kg to our European chums. In fact, that’s lighter than any production GT3 RS; it’s even lighter than a 964 RS and nobody has every described that as being a bit porky. Which heinous black magic is being practiced here?


“You have to remember that, when you remove all the standard drivetrain and cooling from a car, there really isn’t that much heavy stuff left,” states Bisi. “In a sportscar, that effect is amplified. It’s very common to remove driver aids, air conditioning and audio in the quest for a pure driver’s car. You apply that same method to an EV-powered one and the end result is surprisingly similar.”


Bisi continues: “The last point I’ll make on the weight is, battery tech is rapidly improving right now. This is where the most advantage will come from in the future. As the capacity and range improves in the batteries, so does the car. Right now we have a 260-mile [418km] range. But we can mount the batteries wherever we like. This 935 K3V doesn’t have to have the weight of a rear-engined car; we can distribute the weight to mimic any driving characteristics. And that’s super exciting.”

It’s a solid point and answers my next query: range. Because less weight requires less energy to move. And the less energy used means improved overall range. When you focus a car like the 935 K3V with performance and only performance in mind, it doesn’t need to be heavy. There’s no need for multiple motors or a hybrid drivetrain. It’s just you, a motor and a whole load of electricity. What could possibly go wrong?


Speaking of motors, the next point I throw at Bisi is the power delivery. Every EV I’ve driven so far has, for the most part, felt like a bit of a one-trick pony in that department. Point, squirt, giggle at the acceleration and feel slightly ill as the regen kicks in. We’re regularly told how an electric motor can deploy all its torque from 1rpm, but we’re assuming that’s always a good thing.


“Listen Mark, this is the area you can have the most fun with,” laughs Bisi. “You cannot look at this as a binary function; it doesn’t have to be on or off even if some EV cars feel that way. The speed controller I have developed allows me to dictate how much torque is deployed at any given speed or RPM. Think of it in the same way that you map a traditional engine. If you want a smoother power curve with more punch at the top end, you can do that.

“The 935 K3V uses a single motor powering the rear wheels, but if we put one on every corner there’s the option for individual torque vectoring, too. The lack of a combustion engine does not mean it can’t be mapped – or rather programmed – to deliver performance in different ways.”


Processing Bisi’s last statement, of course EVs can be programmed for different power deliveries depending on road or driving conditions. Granted this is as much dictated by the motor and voltage as anything else, but if you wanted more linear acceleration rather than everything at once it’s a simple switchable map much like Tesla’s infamous ‘Ludicrous’ mode. Or the switch in my GT-R which dictates how quickly I want the engine to lunch itself.

All of this sounds fantastic on paper, but what about something which can’t be quantified with facts and figures; what about the way an EV sportscar makes you feel compared to its internal combustion predecessor?


I’ll try and answer this without Bisi’s help for once, as it was around this point when the 935 K3V started to make sense. There seems to be a trend with certain EV makers who feel compelled to make every model feel like it’s come straight from the future because of the powertrain rather than in spite of it. With the 935 K3V it’s the opposite.

The door opens like a traditional door; it even has the classic Porsche feature of needing to be shut much harder than expected. The dashboard is the original item from 1986 – albeit now fitted with an AEM CD5 digital display/logger – and the Momo Prototipo steering wheel makes me want to sprout dreadlocks and get out and drive. It’s just like an old Porsche. Except I don’t reek of fuel and leather driving gloves. There’s even a Quaife shifter, but we’ll get to that later on.

It only begins to feel difference once Bisi jumps it into life. I wasn’t expecting it to be silent, but there’s an eerie, almost intimidating hum in the cockpit similar to when a fuel pump whirrs away. I can’t say I dislike it. Because if this were a traditional 935K, I’d be listening out for any misfire or burble and praying the smoke behind me disappears once warmed up.

Before I can throw another question at Bisi, I’m interrupted with the following: “Mark, I’m bored of talking now. It’s time for you to drive it, and the three of you can’t leave until you have all had a go.” Inevitably, I’m met with flashbacks of lime, salt and sin from last night. But even more telling is the fact Bisi has no desire to be a passenger. Smart man. His final words aren’t something trivial like ‘be careful’ but instead ‘don’t cheap out and go half throttle; push it all the way down’. Next time I think we’ll stick with a Cars & Coffee spotlight…


“F*cking hell!” I blurt out to Bisi like some possessed YouTuber, taking his command quite literal from the get-go. The acceleration, inevitably, is savage – which contradicts everything we’d just spoke about. 636hp and 1,216kg will do that. But it’s not the silent, robotic affair I was expecting. The whine of the motor (free from sound deadening) combined with the squeal of 345-section wide Toyos gives it a genuine sense of speed as much as the physical feeling. Wrapped around a cage and sat tight within a bucket seat makes it seem like any other spicy Porsche minus the soundtrack. That shouldn’t come as a surprise, but it’s familiar despite being unlike anything I’ve driven before.


“It doesn’t feel that heavy, does it?” questions Bisi, who already knows the answer. ‘”It’ll slide around with a bit of throttle, and if you poke it hard enough it’ll bite back,” he adds. Those characteristics are exactly what I love about old fast cars. While it lacks the four-stroke backing track, there’s so much going on you don’t immediately feel like you’re missing it. Maybe that comes after a few more miles’ driving. Compliments to the nutty chef however, he’s built something genuinely engaging here.

Whether an EV sportscar is something you buy into or not, you can’t argue with Bisi’s approach both to this project and the way he’s marketed it. He didn’t have to let anyone drive it. Truth be told, he forced us. But so confident is he in the product he’s created he can afford to be cocky. Don’t forget, this isn’t some start-up firm trying to cash-in on EV tech; Bisi is one of us. He’s been tuning cars longer than the majority of us have existed, and he’s still immensely passionate about that side of his business. He’s just extra excited about the new side, too.


With the 935 K3V you can see and feel the fun Bisi’s had putting it together. It’s a mismatch of past and present tech but it works. Take the Brixton Forged wheels. They look like a nod to the turbofans fitted to classic Porsche race cars, but the covers aren’t carbon or fiberglass. They’re 3D printed.

See that classic 911 fuel filler in the hood? Unscrew the aluminium cap and you’re presented with the EV charging plug.


Even the shifter – taken straight from the Quaife catalogue – has been adapted so that pushing it forward engages drive, and pulling it backwards engages reverse. By incorporating quirky touches like this, it feels on the correct side of familiar.


Quick disclaimer: for anyone foaming with rage that a Kremer has been sacrificed in the process, you can reduce your blood pressure. The base model is in fact a 1986 Porsche 911, but the bodywork has been reproduced using genuine 935 K3 molds to be as close to the original as possible without ramping up the weight.

When I first reached Bisimoto to shoot this car, I assumed it’d be a typical SEMA build complete with fact sheet of positives and an equal amount of excuses as to why it isn’t working. But credit where it’s due, the 935 K3V feels much more than just an old Porsche with a bit of leccy power. And I’m aware this sounds like I work for Bisi’s PR department, but I believe in celebrating the good as much as questioning the bad. I’m not about to go and sell my cars, stand on a plinth and inform the world they’ve stolen by future before whirring away in an EV, but it’s no longer something I’d actively try and avoid.

Because this is just the beginning, and Bisi knows it. EV-specific tuners already exist, but fast-forward another five years and replacing motors, batteries and control modules could become commonplace for builds covered on Speedhunters.


And when you break it down, there’s even more benefits. Had this been a genuine 935, it’d have been a pig to move around constantly, not to mention waking up all of those within a 3-mile radius at 6:30am. Without digging into values, a 935 K3/80 recently sold in Japan for US$1.5million. When cars reach levels like this, all too often we see classics being turned into artifacts.

Here’s a final bit of food for thought before we wrap up an already lengthy feature. How many of us have faced stricter and stricter noise regs on track days? How many of us have seen tracks close because idiots buy houses next to ‘em and moan about the noise? Here in the UK, a standard Lamborghini Huracán will fail spectacularly on the drive-by limit at Goodwood.

What if in the future we ran EV-only track days for cars like this? You could theoretically run them morning, noon and night. It might sound a bit weird, but it’s appealing because it can exist when traditional engines can’t.


I’ll always be a petrolhead at heart. That’s what I grew up with. It’s what excites me, and I firmly believe that a car’s engine and noise is its most emotive part. But, and I bleat on about this more often than I should, the automotive industry is changing whether we like it or not. And in a world becoming more woke to our traditional fuel-burning ways, it’s refreshing to know that the future of fun motoring isn’t going to be reserved to the history books or old YouTube videos. It’s just going to be a bit quieter.

Got a tech-based question for Bisi? Post it in the comments section and we’ll get it answered.

Mark Riccioni
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475kW (636hp) single drive custom AC 3-phase induction motor (liquid cooled, 90+% efficiency), 403 volts, 18,000rpm redline, single speed 9.73:1 gearbox, PurOl gear oil, PurOl coolant treatment, 76kW regenerative braking system via motor, 6-wire drive-by-wire throttle input, Bisimoto controller with CAN BUS output, EV West motor cradle with Bisimoto mods, RothFab battery box, LG Chem 60V batteries, Dilithium BMS, Rasant wiring harness, Bosch water pump, EV West contactors, DC/DC converter, fuses & holders, Elcon charger, J1772 charging port

AEM CD5 logger dash, Quaife shifter, Momo Prototipo steering wheel, Vibrant Performance coolant lines, Dyme PSI fittings, Voltaik communication protocol, Momo Supercup seats, SOS Customz RS carpet kit and headliner, Bisimoto 6-point cage, Rasant dash delete, EV West high voltage cables, LA Dismantler stalk & switches, Wilwood dual master floor pedals, Racepak Smartwire PDM, Odyssey 925 12V battery

Andy Blackmore Design livery, Glasurit Slate Grey Metallic paint, paint application via Dreamworks Auto Center, 935 K3 body from original molds, Raven K3V ARC 9 Eleven Design headlights by DR Design, Brixton Forged BM01 wheels – 17×10-inch front & 19×12.5-inch rear with bespoke front & rear Brixton turbofans, Toyo Proxes RR tires – 275/40ZR17 front & 345/30ZR19 rear, APR GT-1000 dual-element carbon rear wing, APR high performance splitter, Bisimoto rear carbon Gurney flaps, Rhythms powder-coating, Illustrious Auto Styling wrap & decals, 917 fuel filler cap, CSF GT3 center radiator & dual compact dual-pass oil coolers for inverter, gearbox & battery cooling, Tractuff aluminium heat exchanger filler reservoir with CSF cap, KW V3 coilovers and HLS2 front cup lift kit, Eibach sway bars front & rear, StopTech Level 3 big brake kit – 332mm front & 328mm rear, G&J Brake hard lines

Thanks to my technical partners, and a special thanks to my team: Hedi, Lindsay, Albert, Deron, Erin, Andy, Sam, Brendan, and Marvin. Gratitude is also in order to Rod Chong and Michael Bream. EV tech is lots of fun, but must be handled with care, as it can be extremely dangerous to handle. We are offering a program to preserve client air-cooled engines and gearboxes, while upgrading classic Porsches to this modern conversion. 100% non-invasive and easily reversible. Cheers!



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wow, just wow... i'm working by Samsung in Austria and we build batterys for E-Cars but this Combination is simply perfect. But i would missed the sound from the genuine Porsche Engine ;)
much Respect for this Project. Greets from Austria


Hi Peter, I was lucky enough to drive this wild creation and it's brilliantly endearing! Once you get your head around the fact that it's a completely different experience from a petrol-powered Porsche, I couldn't help but absolutely love it.


An electric car that looks like a Kremer K3?
I'm sold.


I think I'm in love. My favorite body shape ever with what sounds like functioning EV setup - if this is the future, I'm all for it <3


Wow. First EV Car i like the idea of. However, current cost of a 'performance' conversion anyone? Also would you need type approval (SVA) swapping a petrol car to EV?


Here in the Netherlands you would need to get the car recertified. I don't think that's a bad thing though, as long as they don't make it any harder than it has to be (surprise, surprise, they do). In Dutch cities Environmental zones are being implemented, where only cleaner gasoline and diesel vehicles are allowed into a city. License plates are automatically checked when entering the city, and if an old ICE car enters the city, its owner is fined automatically. When a car is converted and re-certified, it is allowed into all these zones, as it is now registered as a zero emissions vehicle.


I said this exact thing after driving a Tesla for the first time. A friend at work had just bought one, and my first thought was. Why not get rid of the active suspension, big heavy body, power everything, and make a light powerful EV that would benefit from increased range due to lighter weight? I don't NEED all the bells and whistles that a Tesla has at the expense of performance and range. Looks like Bisi had the same thought process! He made it infinitely cooler by putting the package together with this car.


Mine is a boat. For being so small, it’s got too much weight. I much prefer this monster build.


I guess it's swings and roundabouts really. The majority of potential EV customers will want a car that basically replaces what they currently have, so air con, active suspension and so forth are pretty much expected to a certain degrees. Then on the flipside, you've got the EV supercars which use 0-60mph and horsepower figures to sell or at least get 'em noticed by media outlets and YouTubers.

I'd never properly thought about a car like the 935 K3V prior to shooting this, i'd have tossed it aside for lack of an engine before giving it a chance. But like you point out above, there's definitely scope to strip back current (and future) models for those who want more focus on performance and range.

I think, now that EVs have established themselves as here to stay - and consumers accepting that they are viable alternatives (not for everyone yet, but for some), that we'll start seeing more diversity and maybe even sport-specific models. Even more so now after the announcement of 2035 plans to ban all sales of new petrol/diesel cars across Europe.


Europe is hell, that’s all I’m gonna say. Feels like they’re back to being authoritarian communists.


What on earth does banning the sales of petrol cars have to do with common ownership and the dictatorship of the proletariat? Also majority of Europe can't go back to something they've never been. I know the schools are bad in the US but come on. The bullshit you guys spout is just unbelievable.

Electrification of transport also gives an opportunity for increased personal freedom as it's easy to have your own solar panels but quite impossible to have your own oil well and a refinery.

My sailboat can travel endlessly with pure solar. How's that for freedom?




I whole-heartedly agree with you. The engine and it's sound are the heart and the soul of the car. And you comments about EV's almost trying to hard to be ultra-futuristic is getting a little old for ironic. I like modern, but I love the past. I don't think anyone has even come close to putting old and new together. I love the colour combo, the visual treatment of everything. The gearbox is a nice touch.

And some of the EV motors actually sound kind of cool. If you ask me, that's the futuristic element they should focus on. Watch any future-set movie and all the cars have this cool whirl/hum to them. Take it one step further and the movie, "In Time," features a whole slew of old cars (Challengers, Continentals, and E-Types) that have been slightly altered visually but the soundtrack is all EV. It's kinda cool.

I too will always be a gearhead (petrolhead for the other side of the world) but I am also excited to see what the trickle down effect is on emerging EV tech and how this tuner world can use it and make it cooler.


Icon built an EV Derelict '49 Mercury and they nailed it!


Well said on all accounts. One thing i'm quite keen to see the progress of is the actual drivetrain of EVs. I've always loved the notion of going up and down gears; even on PDK/SMG-type gearboxes, and the single speed of an EV Just makes it feel a bit... weird. I have the same feeling about CVT gearboxes. Not just EVs too; if you listen to a Koenigsegg Regera accelerating it's bizarre as it's only operating in the most efficient window.

Anyway, point being made, as shown with Porsche's 2-speed Taycan, there is the option to run an EV with multiple speeds. So theoretically in the future, you could end up with different motor noises & paddle shifts to aid the sensation of sportiness.


I share your sentiments. The first manufacturer which engineers a naturally occurring evocative sound from the electric motors will be winning. If they can mate a manual to it just for fun (despite it being redundant) I reckon I might just get on board.


The EV sceptic paragraph is pretty much exactly how I feel too


Oh my... This story is amazing. I read it like I read good books.

I feel it. I feel what you are talking about. I was a petrolhead since I remember myself but grew up in the shithole on the edge of the world so it took a lot of time to reach the point when I could dive into my petrolhead dreams. At the same time, my dedication to style and visual perfection focused me mostly on bodyworks. In this way, I'm in my mid-thirties standing at the beginning of the road. With so few time free for learning and exercising in car restoration and modification (cause I'm more that adult and have lots of adult duties, haha) I'm not sure that I reach "motorising" phase of my projects until internal combustion become history. Such projects make me imagine myself (grey) succeed in the EV world with my bodyworks skills and beloved cars from late 60-s.

Thank you for your inspiration!


When does Bisi put a 1000 hp turbo motor from the blue car into a 935 body with 600+ hp electric driving the fronts?


@mark - as an R34 GT-R owner, you really speak from the heart about stricter noise regs on track days! lol


Beautiful build. His only crime is removing those iconic Porsche gauges.


Wow this is one of the coolest EV conversions I've ever seen!

Why is there not a single photo of the drivetrain?


It's incredibly well packaged. I'm sure we can get Bisi to share a few build photos with us shortly.


I would like to see how the Frunk is packaged also.


Can we just take a minute and appreciate how awesome those wheels are? Thank you for taking a million pictures of them


This project is amazing. I’ve been following this guys unorthodox work for a while and this car makes every Tesla including my model 3 p look weak to say the least. Unfortunately I feel a sense of ingenuousness to this ingenious build. It Mimics the familiar ICE features, from power train behavior to weight reduction and more, including those totally buyable turbofans that I would die to have. The problem is, he’s replicating familiarity. I don’t like it. If I’m sitting in a EV, I want to feel like it’s an EV. This build gives me the same vibe as lexuses and new alpinas that spew fake engine noise into the cabin. In a word, it’s a knockoff. I want either 935 EV go kart or a 935.

I’m still processing it. It’s a “how do you do fellow kids” moment. A replication of the familiar. With all that being said, it’s a damn good build and a well thought replication. Find me one builder who’s so so dedicated to what he does. God bless Bisi.


The key part here is feel. I completely get why you want an EV to feel like an EV; it's exciting, it feels new (comparatively speaking) and, when you don't have the normal constraints of an ICE to fight with, allows a completely different driving experience.

But, not everyone wants - or is ready - to embrace that just yet. And providing there's viable alternatives like this available, it's absolutely fine. Here's a convoluted way of looking at it; if you switch your diet to become vegan, would you stick solely to fruit, veg, nuts etc or would you be up for having plant-based foods that replicate the taste and texture of meat? Of course, it'll never be the exact same, but it's a good way of appealing to a wider, more traditional audience.

We all get into cars for different reasons, and one of the fundamental reason why is how they make you feel. In an ideal scenario, i'd like to just keep things the way they are - with noisy, smelly engines that add pure theater to the experience. However, if that element can no longer exist in the future, i'd take having something with 90% of that 'feel' than nothing at all.


Bisi is such an awesome guy. Always love to hear him speak, so much passion for what he do!


This is amazing. Would be cool to see any build picture of how the electric stuff is packaged.


BIsi is d guy!!!!


What is the range and charging time of this EV Kremer? Its quite important if someone is planning for a spirited driving far into the mountains :D

Brennan McKissick

It mentions 260 miles on a charge in the article.


Ah.. 418km +/-.... right I must have missed the paragraph... thanks for the info... Now the charging time is still a question for me.


In what ballpark is a driveline-swap like that?
Without any of the fancy bodywork, just fuel-burner out and EV in.
Tens of thousands of dollars?


Bisi mentions that there is more freedom in where the weight can be placed in the car giving a wider scope on possible handling characteristics. My question is, how much of a focus was put on retaining the classic Porsche handling on this build? Other than the sounds and smells, did you Speedhunter guys still recognize the fact that "yeah, this is still a classic Porsche" while driving? I'm intrigued to know whether that rewarding connected-to-the-road feel that so many Porsche enthusiasts laud over can still be retained with an electric powertrain.

My imagination has never been captured like this by an EV build before, cheers Bisi!


I'd imagine he pulled the Porsche drivetrain and replaced with the EV motor, cooling package, and batteries.

The suspension, brakes, and -most importantly- the manual steering rack is still there. So the handling dynamics are still there. He probably maintained the 40/60 weight distribution, but placed it lower and more centrally.

I really love this build. It really has me thinking of improvements I'd like to make to a potential build.


You mention his van and the 911, but no mention of the biturbo 986 with a centered driving position!?

Great article nonetheless, Bisi is a genius/innovator/visionary... and humble too boot. If you haven't seen his Honda and Porsche 911 featured on Jay Leno's garage (episodes available on youtube) treat yourself. Bisi is such a likable guy you can tell even Jay is tickled by his personality and enthusiasm for automotive engineering.


I have a few newb questions for Bisi. Is the batteries discharge rate constant regardless of the speed driven and the weight carried? How much charge does the regenerative brakes reclaim? What is the expected lifetime of the batteries? I will pay closer attention to Formula E going forwards.


I can just imagine Bisis' voice throughout reading this whole article. describing things with enthusiasm and pointing out all the clever details :)


I’m excited and not at the same time. Awesome build, Bisi, I’m glad we can still have badass cars when they finally kill the ICE. I will, however, greatly miss the sound of I6s, V8s, flat 6 and 12s et al.


May I be the one that still keeps his skepticism? Don't get me wrong I think that EVs have great tech, but everybody seems to forget all other issues with the technology in general. And I am sorry, but a 1200+ kg 911 Porsche doesn't prove that EVs can be light. With strict regulations around safety and considering the necessity for some driving comforts, you would be hard pressed to find anything that is below 1600kg with any amount of decent spec AND some comfort (not even talking about any type of SUVs here) even if it's a 1.0L engine. All things considered, with current and (i think) near future technologies, there is no way you could get anything under 1600kg (bar any super mini's).

And range anxiety still exists, because even if you could do 500kms with a single change you might want more. Then some people say: well charge it, with new technologies you can fully change it in 30 min. Now... imagine 50 years from now, all cars are electric, now go to a charging station in holiday season and wait 30min for each car to finish... yeah, good luck. But I hear you say: there will be more charging stations. Yeah... about that... electricity is a pig, because of it's many drawbacks in this field at least. You say high current... I say copper is heavy and expensive, you say high voltage, little current... as far as I know at 400V current can arc at 1cm distance, insulation would be a pig. Without any consideration of the cost to do any of this. Graphite might be a solution, maybe. But as it stands now... i still think that EVs which have a battery for storage is just a transient solution. Maybe we will find a way to cheaply get Hydrogen and maybe we will then switch to fuel cells... maybe not.


This takes me back to the great horse manure crisis of 1894...

The array of problems with gasoline as a power source were solved and the horse manure disappeared from the streets. The array of problems with electricity (insulation being a well and truly solved one) will be solved, but as long as internet comment sections exist, the bull manure problem will continue


1st - Not seeing answers on the few existing questions..
2nd - Can someone please explain the “gear box” listed in the build sheet? Is it a replacement for the transaxle? Is it still in the same config as Porsche?
3rd - Where can we get that AC Motor? I don’t think I’ve seen something this powerful on EV West’s website.
4th - How much does a conversion with this performance and range cost? $10k? $20k? $50k? Some of us might be ready to invest in the Bisi way!!
5th - No more Questions. Thank You to Speedhunters!!! I’ve been looking for a month to get an in depth look at this thing. Well written!


Awesome writeup! And Bisi's EV Porsche is so rad!


@Bisimoto What does the system do with excess energy? ( e.g. regen energy on fully charged cells)




@bisi, do you thing instead of batteries hydrogen fuelcells could also be used in a retrofit aplication like this? Of would it get to complicated and/or expensive.

Ps love your builds and I'm keen on seeing what the future of ev tuning has in store with people like you leading the way


I really enjoyed the longer form of this feature. I think most of the reticence that I have as a petrolhead towards EV's comes from a lack of cars like this being produced, so far. Cars with the traditional details and dynamics of driving pleasure at their heart as opposed to making everything work with the mechanical intrigue of a smartphone. Bisi is to be applauded for doing something truly different in a wider world of people who seem simply happy to moan and speculate than to actually steer the conversation.