EV West based out of San Diego California recently dynoed their all electric 1996 BMW M3 to the tune of 378 HP and 831 lbs-ft of torque. Right from the factory, these track beasts in there own right made around 240 HP and 236 lbs-ft of torque, but thanks to a NetGain DC Electric motor, EV West have nearly increased HP by about 33% and torque by 400%.
According to EV West, they are a
“performance oriented EV shop that focuses on high performance applications. We develop modular drop in power trains complete with belt driven sub systems."
Basically in layman's terms, they take performance cars, rip out their gasoline engines, and replace them with Electric DC motors that improve upon performance while compensating for any weight gains that may result.
To test there all electric torque monster, they recently took it up to the World Famous Pikes peak hill climb where they set a record for being the first electric conversion vehicle to run the course as well as placed 4th overall in the EV Category with a time of 11:58, it was no shabby performance.
As testing continues and parts are upgraded, who knows how fast this BMW M3 will get.
EV West BMW M3 is a practice of practical application that electric cars can be competitive, practical and fun. With fully electrical vehicles making a resurgence in the US Automotive market, it’s a smart move by EV West to invest in the performance side of a growing economy.