Everything You Need to Know

Due to the overwhelming number of emails we receive, we are unable to respond to questions already answered on our website. Please have a look at What You Need to Know before contacting us. 

Q: WHAT IS THE COST TO CONVERT? 

A: Most conversion kits cost about $12,000 to $14,000 Canadian Dollars for the drive system parts..                                        ...Read More

Q: WILL CanEV CONVERT MY VEHICLE FOR ME? 

A: Yes we can install your kit for you here at our facility in Parksville, B.C. Canada. Installation fees..                                         ...Read More 

Q: AM I GOING TO SAVE MONEY BY CONVERTING? 

A: If you are just looking at converting as a way to save money then you would do well to buy a..                                               ...Read More

Q: HOW DO I CHARGE A CONVERTED EV? 

A: The charger port is an industry standard J1772 connector capable of charging at any Level 1 or Level 2 charging station. 

Q: DO AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS WORK FOR CONVERSIONS? 

A: Older automatics can be made to work but they will consume 10-15% of the mechanical energy..                                           ...Read More

Q: CAN A FULL SIZE TRUCK OR VAN BE CONVERTED? 

A: In order to maintain the power of a full size truck engine we can install a high power / high torque..                                      ...Read More

Q: CAN YOU CONVERT MY RV? 

A: RVs are a step above a full size truck in terms of weight and energy requirements. Given the..                                             ...Read More

Q: CAN YOU CONVERT MY OLD MUSCLE CAR? 

A: Converting a muscle car is very much the same as a full size truck – see above. 

Q: CAN YOU CONVERT MY MOTORCYCLE, ATV, SIDE-BY-SIDE OR GOLF CART? 

A: CanEV does not perform or sell parts for converting these vehicles. 

Q: HOW EASY IS IT TO INSTALL A KIT? 

A: Installation guides provided with the kit give instructions on how to convert your vehicle..                                                  ...Read More

Q: HOW FAR WILL THE VEHICLE BE ABLE TO TRAVEL BEFORE NEEDING TO BE RECHARGED? 

A: Small car conversions with a 19Kwh lithium-ion battery pack have a range of 100-120Km. More..                                         ...Read More

Q: MY LIMITED RESEARCH SHOWS SOME ADVANTAGES TO AN AC MOTOR. DO YOU OFFER THIS AS AN OPTION? 

A: The kits we sell use an AC drive system with a brushless motor. They are more efficient and offer..                                      ...Read More

Q: DO YOUR KITS OFFER REGENERATIVE BRAKING? 

A: Yes, all our AC motor drive systems offer regenerative braking. The DC motor systems do not. 

Q: DO YOU HAVE A KIT FOR MY CAR? 

A: We have vehicle-specific kits for the Chevy S10/S15, Ford Ranger, Geo Metro, Dodge Neon and New VW..                         ...Read More

Q: DO YOU OFFER LEAD ACID BATTERIES FOR EV CONVERSIONS? 

A: Lead acid batteries are not normally provided with our kits but may be considered on a case by case..                                  ...Read More 

Q: HOW DO I DESIGN AND BUILD A BATTERY BOX? 

A: A battery box consists of the structure - usually a cage-like construction of structural metal..                                    ...Read More

Q: I WANT TO CONVERT A 1972 VOLKSWAGEN VAN WITH THE PARTS YOU SUPPLY. DO YOU HAVE INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO CONVERT THE VEHICLE? 

A: We only have complete installation guides for the S-10/S15/Sonoma, Neon, Ranger, New Beetle and..                             ...Read More