Project Fig-Leaf Begins
After years of interest in electric vehicles and owning several Nissan Figaros (one that was now destined for the scrap heap), I decided to create an electric Nissan Figaro using parts from a Nissan Leaf to make it as authentic as possible. So the idea for Project Fig-Leaf was born.
With electric cars becoming more popular, battery technology improving and components getting cheaper, more and more classic cars are being converted to electric. I have been a long time subscriber to the Fully Charged YouTube channel and several EV Conversions have featured over the years. One thing that always struck me was how most conversions involve simply attaching a motor to the car's original gearbox. This seemed a pretty straightforward, so with this in mind I set off to find out more.