This 1969 Volkswagen T2 has a 450 hp Tesla motor
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Conversions of retro vehicles to electric power are becoming increasingly common. Owners do this mainly to avoid being banned from city centres that refuse to accept cars that are too old. This is therefore a practical way to keep driving your classic car legally.
And if the electric motors installed in old vehicles develop more or less the same power as the original combustion engine, it is still possible to go a little crazy. This is the case of Petrol Ped who simply replaced the engine of a 1969 Volkswagen T2 with a Tesla Model S motor!
The result is explosive. The SUV now has a 450 hp motor, almost ten times more than the original flat four-cylinder engine. The battery comes from the Tesla Model X and has a generous capacity of 100 kWh. It allows this Combi to travel 200 miles on a full charge.
With such power, the Combi is able to perform burnouts at the rear wheels, without any engine noise. You can find the complete presentation of this very special Combi in the video below.