The Mission

I want to build an EV with satisfying seat-of-the pants performance and range sufficient for anxiety free use as a daily driver. I spent hours and hours browsing used cars on and cross referencing with cars on

For various reasons, I have chosen a 1991 Acura Integra.

  • Body: 2 door hatch-back
  • Starting curb weight: 2,560 lbs
  • Drive train: 5 speed manual (front wheel drive)
  • Brakes: 4 wheel disk (208mm rear, 214mm front)
  • Drag coefficient: 0.32
  • Low purchase price
  • I just like these cars.

1991 Acura Integra
1991 Acura Integra Purchased for $1,000

What it needs: suspension bushings, brakes, struts & springs, CV joins, paint, interior refurb.

The mission milestones, in rough order of priority:

  • refurbish suspension & brakes
  • remove obsolete ICE related equipment
  • install AC75 conversion kit
  • install 144v Lithium Ion battery pack
  • refurbish the interor
  • get a good paint job.