Electric Miata

Recently, Clavey Auto Service had the pleasure of participating in a very interesting car project. We were contacted by a customer who works for Global Industrial Products (GIPI), a company based Morton Grove and established OEM and an industrial components supplier. GIPI’s 3 business units include www.globalepower.com, www.evergreendrivesystems.com, and www.kueblerusa.com. EVerGreen Drive Systems is a complete systems Integrator and solutions provider of electric vehicle components and drive systems used in primarily battery-powered equipment markets.

Charging connector in old fuel door

In an effort to showcase the components aimed at electric vehicle applications, they had a 1995 Mazda MX-5 Miata converted to full electric drive using advance engineered AC induction electric motor and controller as well as multiple EV components including DC contactors, throttle, gauges, and charging devices supplied by EVerGreen. The result is an all 100% electric vehicle that is also a lot of fun to drive.

Clavey Auto played a very small part in some final details to repair some worn suspension parts, perform some minor brake repairs, window glass replacement, audio system repairs and detailing. This was a very interesting project for us as we learned quite a bit from Global’s engineer regarding electric drive vehicles. As our nation makes an effort to reduce our reliance on imported oil, it is pioneers like the staff at Global Industrial Products, Inc that are leading the way in research and development of new ways to propel our automobiles.