For Jeff McCabe, turning a muscle-y Porsche into an electric vehicle became an obsession about weight. Pound-by-pound McCabe stripped off unnecessary gear (and some actual gears) — electronics, flip up headlights, even the glass windows — from his Porsche. In all he stripped out 1,700 lbs, and then filled it with lithium ion batteries to power the car. Add in a plug and an electrifying paint job and you’ve got: The Electric Porsche! It’s rad and so is McCabe’s attention to detail.
For the latest episode of our Green Overdrive video show we checked out Jeff McCabe’s awe-inspiring electric porsche. He stripped out 1,700 lbs from the car — from the gear box to the stock lights — before adding in the lithium ion batteries.