Building a Lotus Evora with a Tesla Electric Motor

2014 Lotus Evora with a Tesla Model S electric motor and Chevy Volt batteries

Sasha Anis is the owner and founder of OnPoint dyno and racing services. Sasha believes the change to electric vehicles is coming and he wanted to know more about them with the goal of becoming a leader in performance electric vehicles. So he purchased a 2014 Lotus Evora as the foundation for the EV project. He chose the Lotus because of its light mid-engine layout and simpler electronics. Powering the car will be a 270 kW electric motor (362 hp) from a Tesla Model S and 32 kWh battery packs from a Chevy Volt. Sasha and his team are reverse engineering the entire Lotus electronic system and writing their own firmware to run in a Motec M150 ECU. The ECU will control the all the Lotus components, DC inverter, charger, monitoring sensors and motor. You can follow the project’s progress on LotusTalk build thread or @OnPointDyno.

2014 Lotus Evora with a Tesla Model S electric motor and Chevy Volt batteries

2014 Lotus Evora with a Tesla Model S electric motor and Chevy Volt batteries

2014 Lotus Evora with a Tesla Model S electric motor and Chevy Volt batteries

2014 Lotus Evora with a Tesla Model S electric motor and Chevy Volt batteries

2014 Lotus Evora with a Tesla Model S electric motor and Chevy Volt batteries

2014 Lotus Evora with a Tesla Model S electric motor and Chevy Volt batteries

Source: OnPoint Dyno and Speed Academy via ESD reader Piotr

6 Comments

  1. Ozzy D.

    Not meaning to be rude, but your numbers seem to be all over the place, kWh is Energy, not directly converted to hp, hp and kW do convert directly, 360 hp = 268 kW.
    I believe what you meant to say is that the motor came from a 85 kWh (Model S P85 perhaps?) Tesla.
    The again I’m not that smart of a guy when it comes to electricity/electronics

  2. jeff mccabe

    Very cool !
    I currently have a Factory Five 427 Cobra Electric I converted.
    It is old school Series DC, but once you and those very smart people, figure out all the can and control hardware and software, my plan has always been to do the same.But this wont happen till I destroy the two DC motors im using. 🙂
    Look forward to following your build !

    Jeff McCabe

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