Here’s A Tesla-Powered Honda S2000 With Chevy Bolt Batteries

Gone are the days where the only way to improve a vehicle’s performance was to either tune its engine or drop in a more powerful one. Instead, these days you can replace an internal combustion engine with an all-electric powertrain if you so wish.

Take this Honda S2000, for example. The driver-focused Japanese sports car has been outfitted with two battery packs from the Chevrolet Bolt as well as one of the electric motors used by a Tesla Model S P100D. The resulting creation is a car that’s not only significantly faster than a standard S2000, but can almost out-accelerate all EVs on the market.

We’re not sure why the owner of this S2000 decided to remove the high-revving four-cylinder and six-speed manual transmission, as they form one of the most exhilarating powertrains ever produced by Honda.

Whatever the reason, the electric conversion means the sports car no longer delivers roughly 220 hp but instead pumps out 650 hp through the rear wheels. This makes it capable of some pretty impressive burnouts and, when let loose on the drag strip, it has posted a best time of 10.67 seconds on the quarter mile. That’s roughly on par with the quickest Model S P100Ds out there, but the builders of the car say they have encountered a few issues that have adversely affected the car’s straight-line performance.


  • An Existing Person

    No doubt it’s innovative but he turned one of the best enthusiast cars into one of the most soulless cars.

    • Drew

      sounds like something people with slow cars say

    • Well good news is that there are more S2000 in the street.

  • Six_Tymes


    • Bash

      These are probably the main issues that the makers faced as mentioned in the article.

  • WebberJ

    Now that’s one better way to upgrade a rig. The trend should follow for more powerful EV’s on muscle cars.

    • Bash

      I’m thinking the reborn of the Viper now as the scariest/craziest EV powered super muscle car.
      What a nice dream!

  • Vassilis

    Ruined a great car…

  • “We’re not sure why the owner of this S2000 decided to remove the high-revving four-cylinder and six-speed manual transmission”

    Clearly every question I had for people who convert their old cars into electricity, but I’ll respect them and if it means more car will be driven more then why not?

    • WebberJ

      I think it is a smart move. With the trend of moving and allowing only Electronics Vehicle policy by some country, soon more options for EV kit will be available. But of course, many people are still into gas and diesel rig. One of them is my uncle who’s a huge diesel truck guy. I was helping him installing the new Toyo tires, xd wheels and new brake pad on his truck when he brought out the topic and mention how he dislike these new EV’s and their fancy electronic features.

      • Don’t get me wrong, for me more cars on the street is better than none, it does have it’s own side though.

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