Frequently Asked Questions

At Foremost EV, we take pride in transforming classic cars and trucks into efficient electric vehicles, providing our clients with a unique and dependable driving experience reminiscent of the vehicle’s original glory days.

Our goal is to preserve the beauty and elegance of the original design while introducing state-of-the-art electric technology. A lot goes into a gas-to-electric conversion, and we understand that our clients may have some questions. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions to help provide you with some answers to our industry’s top questions. 

1960 Ford F-100 Ev Conversion

Our Most Common EV Conversion Questions

Each vehicle is different, and there are a lot of considerations to the cost of any EV Conversion.

  • Options
  • Battery
  • Motor
  • Brake System
  • Steering System
  • Additional Upgrades

Our base package starts at $65,000 and includes parts and labor for any conversion. However, this doesn’t include any additional upgrades or damaged pieces from the donor vehicle that can not be used.

Absolutely, new factory cars are going to be cheaper because they are mass-produced on an assembly line. One major reason more people are choosing to convert a classic car into an EV is that it gives you more control and customization of the vehicle.

The conversion process can vary greatly depending on what your vehicle needs and what features you might want. It also can depend on whether the donor car needs any repairs before converting to electricity. Typically a conversion can be completed in 8-12 weeks as long as everything goes smoothly and nothing additional is required. We can provide a reasonable time frame for any of our builds during the consultation process.

The range of an EV can vary widely depending on the make and model. Some EVs have a range of only 100 miles, while others can get more if adequately equipped.

Electric cars offer several advantages over gas-powered cars, including better efficiency and lower maintenance costs. EVs also provide instant torque, which means they can accelerate quickly and smoothly.
The charging time for an EV can vary depending on the battery size, charging station, and level of charge. Some EVs can be charged in as little as 30 minutes using a fast-charging station, while others may take several hours to fully charge using a standard charging station. Typically a 50 kWh battery will take eight hours or less using a level two charger.

While it is possible to do an EV conversion yourself, it is a complex and time-consuming process requiring expertise and specialized tools. You should work with a certified professional to ensure everything is done safely and effectively.

You will need a charging station or an outlet compatible with the car’s charging cable. Some EVs come with a charging cable that can be plugged into a standard household outlet, while others require a dedicated charging station.
Maintaining an EV is similar to maintaining a gas-powered car, but there are a few key differences. EVs require less maintenance overall, as an electric motor has fewer moving parts. We recommend regular inspections and maintenance of the battery and electrical components.
Yes. It is just a matter of time spent replacing or reprogramming the existing control modules to function with the newly added modules of the EV system and to help them cope with any missing ICE modules.
The short answer is yes, however, there are many factors to consider when converting a modern vehicle. Vehicles from the last 20-30 years have progressively gotten more complex with systems that are in constant communication with each other. Some modern vehicles can have as many as 150 control units running all the systems and subsystems. During the conversion process, those systems are removed, changed, or disrupted, causing the vehicle not to function as intended making it much more challenging and more expensive to convert modern vehicles.
While we specialize in vehicles from 1975 and older, however, we are open to most projects. We would be happy to discuss any project in detail and try to accommodate the best we can.
We warranty all our conversions for workmanship and parts for one year. Our parts manufacturers offer additional warranties; everything after a year will fall under the manufacturer’s warranty. If we can help facilitate any warranties on your behalf, we will be happy to assist in any way we can. Before your conversion, we will go over all warranties with you and answer any questions you have.
Yes. Because the electric vehicle has different requirements to perform properly, upgrades are required to handle weight, torque, battery placement, and safety during the operation of your new EV.
Your vehicle’s value will be changing, and you will need to reach out to your insurance carrier to have appropriate coverage based on the new value of your EV. You will also want to discuss any policy changes and underwriters with them to determine what is best for you and your vehicle.
Yes. We only employ EV Certified Technicians to ensure that all work is done with the care needed to ensure the best possible conversion.
Although we do not perform the work ourselves, we can recommend some nearby repair shops and coordinate those repairs during your conversion.

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We are always looking to provide answers about the EV conversion process. Check out our EV resources for more information about gas-to-electric conversions, and if you still have more questions, please reach out. We are always happy to help in any way we can. 

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