I had the car on display at a local event called Celebrate Hillsboro – a city festival with music, kids activities, sports, bicycle rides, and a farmers’ market. My car was positioned in the intersection right in the middle of the event. The car generated a lot of positive attention.
A few people expressed disappointment in my choice of donor. Some were misinformed on the performance capability of electric drive and others were dismayed that I messed with a classic. But the response was overwhelmingly positive. I even met a few people that are currently converting their own vehicles. By far the most common questions I get are range, cost and battery life (100 miles, a lot, and 3000 cycles).
I’ve received a lot of requests for another video. I’m pleased that the controller in quiet mode no longer generates that obnoxious 8 kHz switching buzz.