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The electric Ford Escort

Discussion in '3rd Gen 1997-2002 2.0L SOHC' started by Adamprince2, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. Adamprince2

    Adamprince2 FEOA Member

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    I saw this listing for an electric Ford Escort on craigslist. I am in no way associated with the listing.

    Apparently, a corporation bought Ford Escorts without the engines and converted them. Something of an oddity I thought I would share. A wikipedia article on the car: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EVcort
    They sold for $58,000 new in 1992 dollars and the EPA sponsored a lot of the sales.

    The listing for $7500.
    https://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/d/nixa-1992-ev-ford-escort-wagon/6785510566.html
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    Joey_Twowagons FEOA Member

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    You had better be an electrical engineer if you buy it.
    The car was very complex as converted, and the seller has changed quite a bit of it since then, according to his ad.

    It seems like the same kind of story as the GM EV1 cars:

    "Because of liability issues, it was Soleq's policy that the cars should be scrapped upon completion of testing. Nevertheless, some were eventually sold to hobbyists and as of 2011 a few remain in use"

    The Wiki article says that four EXPs were converted to EVs as well!
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    Adamprince2 FEOA Member

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    Yes, it would be complex project as the owner has heavily changed it and I would take the 98% complete with a grain of salt. Sounds like it would cost $10,000's to hire someone to fully complete. The whole battery pack needs replacement.
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    Fwiw there's a 92ish ev Ford Ranger still running around my area and my landlord has two solectric branded Geo prisms sitting in his driveway. Both of them need batteries

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