The guys over at Electric Cars Europe (ECE) have finished the gas-to-electric conversion of the first of 200 Volkswagen Golfs they've been tasked to prepare for the Dutch energy supplier, ENEXIS (formerly known as Essent). The fleet, once it's built converted, is to be used in the testing of the Euro version of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) dubbed the "Mobile Smart Grid" (PDF). Information about the electro-Golf is scant, though it is said to be stuffed with enough lithium ion batteries to take it 300 Km (186 miles). That would make it one of the longest range conversions we've ever seen. The ECE team has plenty of experience converting cars and has more recently been doing gas-bypass surgery on Lotus Elises as well as a Proton Savvy on behalf of Detroit Electric. Thanks to Matthijs for the tip!

[Source: ZERAuto]

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