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  • Convert a Brute to electric?

    Is there anyone in the world who has converted a Brute or Brute DC into an EV?

    I use my DC almost exclusively to manage a forestry project on my own land, and thus do not need a lot of range. It would be awesome to navigate my bumpy trails without burning gas.

    My web searches all seem to land on a couple of companies which made JK electrifying kits several years ago which seem to be defunct now.

  • #2
    Basically, electric conversion involves removing the entire internal combustion engine from a vehicle, installing an electric motor in its place, and also adding a large bank of batteries. A conversion will cost you about $6000 in parts, and about $1000-$3000 for batteries and installation


    • #3
      We've considered building a TJ Brute into an EV, but really only considered it. I think it would be cool though. I've heard that many people buy wrecked Telsa cars and use those components to convert
      others cars. Even seen old muscle cars converted to EV's. And people wreck Telsa's all the time, so their are many out there...

      Ben Hedrick

      HEDRICK Speedsports
      "We are a Small Garage with a Big Jeep Problem"
      2007 5.7L HEMI Sahara Unlimited - Sold
      2010 6.1L HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
      2011 6.4L (392) HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
      2002 4.0L AEV Brute - Sold
      2003 6.4L "Stroker" HEMI AEV Brute - Sold
      2005 4.0L SC AEV K9 Brute - Sold
      2014 345 HEMI Rubicon Xpo Adventurer - Sold
      2000 4.0L AEV 112 Long Wheelbase - Sold
      2006 4.0L AEV Brute Rubicon - Sold
      2005 570 AEV TJ Brute Wrangler


      • #4
        "Don't wish for it,work for it."
        2014 Ram Power Wagon


        • #5
          Bumping this topic... I would still like to find someone to convert my Brute DC to electric, but it seems like all the small companies which were doing conversions are disappearing as mass-market electrics and PHEVs roll out.