This Fiero Is The Electric Sports Car You Should Buy Right Now
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At first glance, this seems like a terrible idea, but I’ve come around to
the prospect of a 1988 Fiero GT serving as a daily driven battery electric
vehicle. The seller, an avid Fiero enthusiast, built this car as his own
zero emissions commuter in late 2011, and has racked up 63,000 electric
miles since, proving that it is not only a great platform, but perhaps more
reliable than the Fiero would otherwise have been. Now it’s on eBay [
] for you to live out your electric sports car dreams.
In stock form, this Fiero GT would have produced 140 horsepower and 170
ft-lb of torque from a 2.8-liter V6. 1988 has always been considered the
best year of Fiero production, as updates to the suspension and bodywork
made it the most attractive and best handling model, just before production
ended. While this Electrero GT has about half that horsepower number, quoted
at 76 horsepower and 120 ft-lb.
The motor is an HPEVS AC-50 unit, powered by a thirty-four-cell stack of
Thundersky LiFePO4 cells connected in series for about 114 volts. Both the
controller and the motor are aircooled, meaning there are no liquids to
worry about. The conversion added a total of about 400 pounds to the car’s
weight, but it’s been distributed more evenly than the Fiero was from the
factory. The builder even went so far as to install stiffer front springs to
compensate for the bulk.
All of that EV stuff means this Fiero has an alleged maximum range of about
103 miles, which would have been absolutely revolutionary in 2011 when this
was built. Today, it’s a little underwhelming, but still more than enough to
get the average American back and forth to work every day. Unlike Porsche’s
Mission E or Tesla’s new Roadster, this E-Fiero is available for purchase
today, and won’t cost you tens of thousands of dollars. If you’re looking
for a small, lightweight, two-seat EV sports car, this is really your only
The seller has, somewhat tellingly, replaced this battery-powered beast with
a brand new Chevy Bolt EV. They will be purchasing their seventh Fiero in
order to have the long-range needed to go on spirited drives with the local
Fiero Club. [That’s a thing?] There is a potential for a really good deal
here, as the auction’s starting price is just $6,995, which seems an
absolute steal for a mile-proven BEV converted GM sports car from 1988. A
gasoline-powered Fiero GT would cost you more than that these days.
Totally Green Fiero GT EV
Martin Wibert Feb 27, 2018
Demonstration of a 1988 Pontiac Fiero GT which has been converted to
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2011. A friend and I did the tear down ...
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