All you need to know about DIY EV conversions


The AEVA has been helping Australians convert cars to electric drive for over 50 years!


Introduction to EV conversions


The Geelong sub-branch has curated a great list of suppliers for EV conversion parts,

The AS5732:2022 - Electric vehicle operations, maintenance and repair standard - for your reference.

Don't forget, the National Code of Practice for EV conversions, NCOP14 is the go-to standard for a safe and reliable conversion. An EV conversion is not for the timid, but with careful planning and an eye for detail, you too can build your own! 

EV Album is the global repository of EV conversions, but for Australian, and AEVA member-based conversions, check out the vehicles below.


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Ad Zuiderwijk's Citroen 2CV

Ad Zuiderwijk's 1982 Citroen 2CV has to be Perth's most recognisable EV conversion. The only thing more distinctive is Ad himself!
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Bernadette's Honda S800

This car was a tribute to the chap who acquired it over 35 years ago but sadly passed away shortly after. His wife wanted to see it converted to EV a…
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Brendon's Moke

Brendon's 1977 Leyland Moke sports a motor normally found in a Zero motorcycle.
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Christopher's Subaru Brumby

1992 Subaru Brumby: A practical rural conversion.
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David's XRX8

2005 Mazda RX8 converted by EV Power & David Iredale 2014 to 2017.
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Francess' 88 Honda Prelude

Francess Day's converted 1988 Honda Prelude
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Hunter's Daelim VR125 EV

Hunter's converted Daelim VR125 was the first road registered electric motorcycle in the Northern Territory!
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Kim's BMW 316

What started out as a 'father-daughter project' eventually morphed into a 'father only' project and 7 years later it was finished!
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Malcolm Reeson's BMW 318

Malcolm's BMW is one of Australia's highest mileage conversions. Completed in 2010/2011 it is now onto its second set of batteries.
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Mark W's Hilux Ute

The only improvement a trusty tray-back Ute deserves is electrification!
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Martin's 94 Electric Kawasaki Ninja

Martin Oestreich converted this 1994 Kawasaki Ninja 250 to electric and charges it from the sun!
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Mitch Bisby's MX5

Mitch Bisby's MX5 has been turning heads in Perth since 2016
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Nick's Morris Minor Traveller

In January 2014 I bought an unlicensed 1962 Morris Minor Traveller which we have typically and not very inventively nicknamed ‘Woody‘...
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Steve Gates' Nissan Silvia

Steve Gates' 1990 Nissan Silvia S13 conversion was completed in 2009 in Perth.
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UWA Hyundai Getz

Another UWA REV project, the Getz was a compact conversion project for the engineering students.
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UWA Lotus Elise

Under supervision from Prof. Thomas Braunl at UWA, the 2002 Lotus Elise was completed in 2010.
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VW Kombi 'Splitty"

This 1956 VW split window Kombi is a jewel in its own right.
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Voltron Evo

Chris Jones' electric racing superbike, Voltron Evo.
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