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Wed, 04 Jan 2023 02:52:03 +0000

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Vespa 150 VBA1T
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Wed, 04 Jan 2023 02:52:03 +0000 quote
Hello! I'm starting this thread to share details of my conversion build of a 1960 Vespa 150 VBA1T. This project first started as a restoration, but I decided I didn't want the maintenance of a gas engine. The goal of the project is to preserve the beauty of the original design, but marry with the modern convenience (and hopefully longer term sustainability) of an electric engine. I've attached a few pics in its current state- more to come!

I will be posting the EV-specifics of the build here, if anyone is interested in some of the nitty-gritty details:
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=118738

I do have a few questions for the group:

What are your thoughts on long-term value of an EV conversion and reversibility?

My plan is to make very minimal modifications to the frame, so if at some point down the road someone wants to convert it back to an ICE engine, they can.

Along those lines, I was thinking about selling the engine to offset the costs of the conversion, but again, if someone wants it somewhere down the road, it might be nice to still have the engine with the matching serial number and better to keep the parts together.

Has anyone bought or sold a Vespa EV conversion?





Thu, 05 Jan 2023 04:39:33 +0000

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Gigi, '13 GTS 300ie Touring
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Thu, 05 Jan 2023 04:39:33 +0000 quote
Some purists may shriek, but this sound interesting!
Tue, 10 Jan 2023 23:59:38 +0000

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1952 allstate, 1958 allstate, 2009 S150
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1952 allstate, 1958 allstate, 2009 S150
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Location: CT
Tue, 10 Jan 2023 23:59:38 +0000 quote
With an EV conversion you will never get all your money back from the parts you use to build it, and your time is free.
If you're not doing a already done kit most people will be skeptical of the build or have built it differently affecting resale value.
Build it for you, what your looking for in it. The more range or top speed you look for it will get much more expensive fast.
I built an EV classic car if you have sooner questions ask.
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