It started life as...
The car started life as a 1984 Pontiac Fiero SE 2M4 with a 4 cylinder engine and 4 speed manual transmission. The engine and transmission are in the back of the car and it is rear wheel drive. The front originally housed the radiator and spare tire. The center "hump" of the car is where the gas tank was originally installed.

Doug In Front Of Solar Array
The Ferio Pre EV


The first thing that is required for conversion is to "lose" the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) components leaving and marking all wiring for the chassis. The transmission (trans axle) stay in the car and you keep the original clutch and flywheel.

The end result was a car chassis that is fully functional but was missing it's engine, all systems that had to do with the engine such as radiator, pipes, hoses, computers, wires, gas tank, etc.

Electric Motor Just Mounted
Electric Motor Just Mounted

The final step was to steam clean the chassis to get rid of all the grease and grime from that old ICE.

Of course, not wanting to leave anything alone, I had the car painted to give the old faded gray beast a new look.

New Painjob
New Paint Job


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