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Yes, youll need lots of batteries or an electric cars battery. I dont have any idea what im getting into here but most likely:

1. battery harness to send high voltage to a "car type" electric motor. Mounted somewhere in your engine bay id imagine.

2. The motor will still have to be hooked up to some sort of transmission. Either mod it to fit the cabby's transaxle, or find a continuous velocity transmission (it would be less stressful on the motor)

3. Or you could buy a hundred hampsters with wheels and pump them full of steroids and coffee ;)
 

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Just go to YouTube and search "electric cabriolet" and the first four videos have some interesting video/photo of setups and such. I would post the links to the first four videos, but im to lazy.

You have a project ahead of you, I must say. But its no more crazy than those who have swapped in diesels.
 

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HOLY CRAP!!!!!! ambitious at least! Good job, I wish I had that kind of motivation, I'm still cowering thinking about a VR6 swap.
 
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