Here’s What we Found Inside a Tesla Conversion Shop


  1. daniel bean

    daniel bean5 days ago

    I see you got some nice videos of the M3 BMW b4 he destroyed it @ da burnyard.

  2. Ruben van Splunter

    Ruben van Splunter5 days ago

    I think this will be level of quality where Rich will be at in 45 years.... 😂

  3. Stanimir Rankovski

    Stanimir Rankovski13 days ago

    Wow, computer fans for the cooling :D

  4. Random Ramjet

    Random Ramjet22 days ago

    Nice. Enjoyed that very much.

  5. Starr Status

    Starr StatusMonth ago

    Giant slot car racing cars. I said that when Tesla's first dropped. But you guys made it all come true. Now I want one!

  6. superloose

    superlooseMonth ago

    I’d love to convert my 1992 Saab 900i 5door to Tesla electric...

  7. Erik Lind

    Erik LindMonth ago

    I am digging the Black Baja

  8. Michael Vadney

    Michael VadneyMonth ago

    Thanks for the video! You are the Tesla man.

  9. mr merc

    mr mercMonth ago

    Noticed a retreating American flag on the right rear window of the E36...

  10. Retired driver

    Retired driverMonth ago

    More E V. Videos

  11. Paul Adams

    Paul AdamsMonth ago

    Has anyone converted a Robin reliant? A reliant van would probably be best for fun and turning heads it would be unbeatable. If that worked maybe make a chopper version?

  12. Anderzander

    AnderzanderMonth ago

    Awesome ! I wish these guys had a lot more of this on their own channel .

  13. Todd Kuykendall

    Todd KuykendallMonth ago

    Do I see Will Prowse in the background walking around ?

  14. Charles Carter

    Charles CarterMonth ago

    What do you think of EV conversations for fwd cars, say maybe a 2000 toyota celica gt?

  15. Rob Rogers

    Rob RogersMonth ago

    Good Stuff ‼️ I’ve been watching Rich’s & EV West channels for a long time thinking they should get together... “ Rich would dig that Tesla Chop-Shop da most “

  16. Ed Rowlands

    Ed RowlandsMonth ago

    Any plans to extend your business to Australia?. Plenty of cars to convert to an EV.

  17. QuantumWorks Corporation

    QuantumWorks CorporationMonth ago

    Nice overview Michael, and kudos on the re-focus to "tesla recycling" for classic vehicle conversions

  18. QuantumWorks Corporation

    QuantumWorks CorporationMonth ago

    Luv it about VW bus ... "when your knees are the crumple zone..."

  19. Ryan Way

    Ryan WayMonth ago

    You cut him off in the middle of an anecdote about Porsche guys getting beat by Teslas. Dude. :/

  20. Kodojak

    KodojakMonth ago

    Thanks Rich for shining light on classic EV conversions. I'm driving my 2002 Jaguar XKR @ 14,000 miles as my daily. Aware that gas prices will inevitably be so expensive and most cars will be electric 10 years down. This gives me hope that I can still enjoy the beauty of my car when I do decide to go electric, especially when the technology gets more powerful and compact. Cheers :)

  21. Everett Glenn

    Everett GlennMonth ago

    This is like watching the future unfold.

  22. Scocasso Vegetus

    Scocasso VegetusMonth ago

    Super cool~!

  23. Rafael Suarez

    Rafael Suarez2 months ago

    Hey @Richiebkidd, wheres the flying car conversion kit from back to the future?

  24. victornpb

    victornpb2 months ago

    I never been so disappointed of not finding a youtube link in the description...

  25. Matt Dicus

    Matt Dicus2 months ago

    When you tune down the power output will you get more range?

  26. AndreH

    AndreH2 months ago

    Hi Rich, with Tesla powered mods like this - are these vehicles eligible for supercharging?

  27. UranusGaseous

    UranusGaseous2 months ago

    That external fuel tank for a fighter jet @11:14 seems out of place in an EV shop. That thing brings back a flood of memories when I worked on F-18s in the Corps.

  28. 01bigtrev

    01bigtrev2 months ago

    Rich says no cutting that’s the way forward. Looks to my right in the up next and see Rich cutting into a red car :-)

  29. Mark Reno

    Mark Reno2 months ago

    EV west is doing a great job!

  30. D T

    D T2 months ago

    These conversion are cool but it cant make economic sense.

  31. Peter reteP

    Peter reteP2 months ago

    really nice :)

  32. Evan Chames

    Evan Chames2 months ago

    whats with the ev west dude who's always wearing huge ass combat boots with tiny jeans and is always on his phone. he's basically a 15 year old girl

  33. Keith Stallworth

    Keith Stallworth2 months ago

    Maaan Rich is awesome. Ev west is too. I really wanna join the Ev community

  34. James

    James2 months ago

    I love EVWest, and I understand why their stuff is expensive - because it's very nice, well sorted, and not going to jank out on you - but oof. Pricey. Someday, man. :/

  35. RichieT5

    RichieT52 months ago

    Very cool! Great to see classics kept on the road

  36. Kevin Ryan

    Kevin Ryan2 months ago

    I'm so jealous. I want my car teslafied!

  37. martinez1701a

    martinez1701a2 months ago

    Someone should come up with a conversion kit for F-bodies fox bodies and other popular body styles if they want to encourage people to go Electric, I'd say make a bolt on replacement for the rear end basically replacing the whole unit with an electric Drive Unit looking at my own F-body you should have enough room for an electric motor maybe even two.

  38. Dennis D

    Dennis D2 months ago


  39. consciouscool

    consciouscool2 months ago

    Smart to not to re-engineer the wheel. You get it built to your specs. Only thing, did he say you needed assist in a Porsche? Have we really gotten that wimpy?

  40. Halby G

    Halby G2 months ago

    Old cars look cool, but they are tremendously unsafe!

  41. ProfessorOzone

    ProfessorOzone2 months ago

    I'd love to have something like that, but as usual, I can't afford the really cool stuff. And it may not be environmentally friendly, but I would rather drive a cool ICE than something like a Nissan Leaf. In fact, it is my opinion that nearly all electric vehicles are ugly, including the Teslas and if they are not, like a BMW i8 or the new Tesla roadster coming out. . . expensive again. Doh!

  42. Paul Rice

    Paul Rice2 months ago

    So when the owner recks his car 🚗 and gets jammed inside fire 🔥 fighters gets electrocuted trying to extract the driver. The car modifier gets sued and goes out of business.

  43. Manual Control

    Manual Control2 months ago

    It doesn't matter if it runs E, diesel, or nuclear fusion, as long as you keep the air cooler intact the 911 "purists" will be content. lol. incredible conversion.

  44. Skate Everything Project

    Skate Everything Project2 months ago

    Killer shop I love this guy! Great video rich!

  45. MulsanneStr8GT40

    MulsanneStr8GT402 months ago

    looks like he took apart the Evolve loll

  46. jason deomes

    jason deomes2 months ago

    I want my full size truck modded to electric!!!👊🏽

  47. Light 1

    Light 12 months ago

    I would love to convert my 93 Nissa in to a half electric

  48. The_DIY_Shooter

    The_DIY_Shooter2 months ago

    I love these electric conversions.

  49. Tranel Hawkins

    Tranel Hawkins2 months ago

    EV West on Motor Trend TV?

  50. Sean Epperson

    Sean Epperson2 months ago

    Nice linking of a few channels that I follow. Good job.

  51. SouthSwedishHigland

    SouthSwedishHigland2 months ago

    Hi, thanks for a fun vid and a great channel. Now, as a swede and a volvo245 entusiast, i want to se more about their, i asume, electrifyed volvo...

  52. Eflat Productions

    Eflat Productions2 months ago

    I really enjoyed this!

  53. Charles Lewer

    Charles Lewer2 months ago

    Why not a power boat if they could get a 21' open bow to run for an hour of all out or 3 hours of mixed use it would be awesome.

  54. RunFor OurLives

    RunFor OurLives2 months ago

    Can’t possibly pass all the safety tests...

  55. Kirk Johnson

    Kirk Johnson2 months ago

    Fast forwarded through 15 minutes of video to find a conversation with you and Jehu Garcia. WTF Rich? No conversation with Jehu?

  56. GR8TDUCK

    GR8TDUCK2 months ago

    Excellent! I wish there were 1000 more shops like this.

  57. EV Bike Dude

    EV Bike Dude2 months ago

    I'd like to see an EV mod for a 106GTi. :)

  58. Tom Crisp

    Tom Crisp2 months ago

    Rich, enjoyed your visit with Simone on her channel. A question for the likes of you and Michael at EVW: I love seeing the "classic" conversions, but some of these cars I'd be scared to drive on even a town road, let alone a highway. (Their Fiat Jolly conversion, for instance - safe as in-terminal airport transfer, otherwise a death trap.) Respecting the dictum to keep the cars original, are you seeing no interest in incorporating some safety elements? Three-point belts, head supports at minimum ...

  59. pangrac1

    pangrac12 months ago

    Absolutely best video about EV West shop. Why nobody made such a ideo before? Thanks Rich.

  60. GMoneyMacFresh

    GMoneyMacFresh2 months ago

    What's he doing with an aircraft drop tank lol

  61. Jerry Smallwood

    Jerry Smallwood2 months ago

    This is the ultimate interview/showcase. these guys are way more down to earth and on point than i could have imagined. thanks for sharing man.