Wayne Bickley’s Electric Corvette


Formerly a Supercharged 396 with a T-trim Vortech Supercharger the motor was producing 10 pounds of boost at 5500 RPM’s

With the extreme California emissions standards, it was difficult to keep this car in a position to meet the changing emission laws.

This page covers the journey in converting this car to a certified BEV Battery Electric Vehicle.


The Battery Pack consists of 108 CALB SA 100Ah cells.  The pack voltage is about 360 Volts.  The range is right at  about 80 miles.


The Controller is  a Zilla EHV 2K capable of producing 2000 Amps at 348 nominal volts.


The power is from a Siamese Netgain 9” Warp motors capable of 170V each and up to a total of 2000 Amps. These are 9” diameter motors. They are coupled to a Powerglide transmission capable of handling 1000HP and 1000 ft/lbs of torque

What’s new with the 1996 Electric Corvette?  

A new power train is in!.

I installed Siamese  9” motors with a Powerglide  the estimated power is about 325 HP and  about 700 ft/lbs of torque at the motors.

This is a blast  to drive!  Sub 6 second 0-60 mph

Stay tuned-

1996 Chevrolet Corvette


360V Nominal Battery Pack

Zilla 2K EHV Controller

Netgain Siamese 9” Motors

Powerglide Transmission

QA1 Coilover Suspension

108 CALB 100Ah Batteries