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 |  Oct 05 2010, 9:35 PM


eBay is just full of hidden gems and surprises, along with really random and cheap stuff. We ran across this Mitsubishi Eclipse and on the outside it looks like your standard Eclipse with minimal modifications. Then you take a look at the interior and it’s overwhelming … tacky, but then you notice there’s a whole lot of batteries inside and under the hood. “What’s this?” Well, it’s an all electric Eclipse.

The car itself is just your standard, run-of-the-mill 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS but it now features a 72-volt system and a motor manufactured by D&D motor systems. There are nine 8-volt batteries and one 12-volt battery with a recharge time of 8-10 hours. The owner claims that the vehicle has a driving range of anywhere from 15-40 miles depending on your driving speed. Speaking of speed, it’s got a top speed of 60 mph.

Surprisingly the owner admits he’s spent around $9,000 (and countless hours of labor of course) to making the project a reality. It’s interesting to say the least, but we could really do without the ridiculous interior modifications.

GALLERY: All Electric Mitsubishi Eclipse

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[Source: eBay via CarDomain]