We BUILT an Electric Mini Cooper for UNDER $3,000 and its Awesome!

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We finally get the electrified mini-cooper on the road, but it may just be too much beast for us OR others to handle apparently
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  • We are not livestock
    We are not livestock20 orë më parë

    Autistic quantity of product placement.

  • Rocco Croce
    Rocco Croce2 ditë më parë

    Thumbnail had me thinking this was a MCM video. You should hook up with those guys !!!!

  • Colin Zein
    Colin Zein2 ditë më parë

    How do you see the available amount of charge you have left, and how much charge you have when charging?

  • poutang456
    poutang4563 ditë më parë

    I have a ‘65 Triumph Spitfire I’d love to turn electric. I’d finance it if you want to make it your next project!

  • derrick holmes
    derrick holmes5 ditë më parë

    Give that shit to your homeless assistant. Don't be a total asshole your whole life. Luv u Rich your a genius. Keep doing yo thang boy!!!!!

  • Joe Schlotthauer
    Joe Schlotthauer5 ditë më parë

    This is a stupid question, have you ever thought of developing and offering conversion kits for sale...

  • Robert Forshed
    Robert Forshed7 ditë më parë

    Where is the parts list or build info? That should be in the description of the video..

  • John Kokocinski
    John Kokocinski9 ditë më parë

    Commentary alone was worth the watch!

  • matias
    matias9 ditë më parë

    It does look very clean!! Cool project

  • Kaj Yakuzonik
    Kaj Yakuzonik13 ditë më parë

    Watched the whole series - and I don't even care about cars, yet alone have one.

    PORTLAND DOEBOY15 ditë më parë

    You guys are cool and smart but really bored with all the promo material but hey if that is the way you have to earn a buck then carry on but there is a limit to where people will just turn away from your work. Stay safe guys.

  • Kelvin Barnes
    Kelvin Barnes17 ditë më parë

    Will you be able to get it registered for regular road use?

  • Mike Holmes
    Mike Holmes17 ditë më parë

    you know you can adjust those ramps right?

  • Skylined
    Skylined17 ditë më parë

    I know this is so, so late... but... SHIP JUST GOT REAL!

  • OneEyeDrone
    OneEyeDrone19 ditë më parë

    what are the motor specs + controller ?? great finds just hoping to find some deals on EV parts before getting a running shell :) Looks like a zilla 2k controller, any specs on which one it is ? Motor wise ? brushless/ brushed ?

  • Tim Hooper
    Tim Hooper21 ditë më parë

    Need a vfd before your control

  • Lamar Roasts Franklin
    Lamar Roasts Franklin22 ditë më parë

    Everybody ignore the links in chrome, “elon musks feet”

  • Ali Castro
    Ali Castro22 ditë më parë

    Hey man nice video! I got a question for you. Do you think its possible to add a two wheel with electric motor in the back of a gas car meaning when you dont want to used the gas pedal just use electric.

  • F Malik
    F Malik23 ditë më parë

    that rubber on the left will drip any water onto your electrical parts, fire hazard i see it. cover that shit asap.

  • Kiri Uacybhail Otaraua
    Kiri Uacybhail Otaraua23 ditë më parë

    Legendary rear fender my wife doesn't approve

  • A.B.C
    A.B.C26 ditë më parë

    Wait what,, 41 mile range? 🤣🤣

  • John Gavina
    John Gavina28 ditë më parë

    What gear do you start off with? Without a clutch are you keeping it in gear? I assume it would be hard to rev match? Or does an electric motor act differently as far as clutchless shifting that it ,might be more forgiving?

  • CannaGaut
    CannaGaut29 ditë më parë

    Why care what people say? It's your property purchased with your money, you're free to do whatever the fck you please with it. I would have done it. You have to have a pretty pathetic life to threaten someone for that. Keep up the great content brother. Love it ❤

  • Carl Schleg
    Carl SchlegMuaj më parë


    NRJ SHOWMuaj më parë

    Hello rich, i just wanted to know can you give me the info on the electric motor ? Like the model number ? I wanted to know where I can find it. Really want to convert my short Thomas bus into electric. Thank you

  • Buchanan Sleeve
    Buchanan SleeveMuaj më parë

    Wtg guys great job! Now get that electric motor out of there and put in a big block chevy in it!

  • Not Telling
    Not TellingMuaj më parë

    2:09 I've watched all might thank you for prices and the lessons Rich!

  • Firstname Lastname
    Firstname LastnameMuaj më parë

    “ it might be to much for me “”even Steven”””.... / facepalm

  • Oxy Dra1
    Oxy Dra1Muaj më parë

    Too much damn adverts damn

  • Alvin Jackson
    Alvin JacksonMuaj më parë

    So let me get this right, you guys can duplicate and or build from scratch a lunar space module 🤔. However you neglect to or lack the skills to create a decent ramp for loading the precious cargo onto the trailer 🤓🤪. What's an I missing here geniuses😂

  • ronald delatour
    ronald delatourMuaj më parë

    Lmao I'm new to the chanel but pls 😭show don't show us the abs.... but make an episode for inside details cleaning of the gear shifter

  • George Robles
    George RoblesMuaj më parë

    Scared the piss out of him......

  • AJ W
    AJ WMuaj më parë

    The controller needs to be programmed for smoother throttle response.

  • Ali Castro
    Ali CastroMuaj më parë

    i got a scion IQ i am looking for someone to tranform my car for electric ..

  • Twysted Music
    Twysted MusicMuaj më parë

    I'd love to see a collab with rich and like the hacksmith or linus, I feel like there would be a lot of humor pack moments. Love your videos!

  • AS Motion Lab
    AS Motion LabMuaj më parë

    Wth man. Those parts in the UK, used, if we could get them, would still cost like £6k+ 😢

  • Shane Forsythe
    Shane ForsytheMuaj më parë

    can somebody slide those ramps in towards the middle so thair not sooooo wide.

  • Gazr Music
    Gazr MusicMuaj më parë

    I lived in Brasil but I tell you. If what u doing is legible then you loosing money somewhere . Can you come to Brasil. You will be a Billionair like everybody gonna convert their cars to Electril believe me

  • Ms CannGoods
    Ms CannGoodsMuaj më parë

    I want one of these for my business.

  • Tyrone Small
    Tyrone SmallMuaj më parë

    Rich hit me up bro

  • Geeky Giant
    Geeky GiantMuaj më parë

    Any chance you considered recovering power for your EVs? You can rig a alternator to recharge as you drive ( they mostly mount the alternator to a rear tire and use that to recover energy) , I've seen it working but thought the mad genius that you are could do it better! Especially after seeimg your super charge debacle, might be a fun mod for the mini and possibly if you can mod it into a Tesla! Love the channel, if we ever meet the Popeyes is on me!

  • ADV Rider
    ADV RiderMuaj më parë

    “So go to a race track then” said PETER GRIFFIN

  • Thomas Adams
    Thomas AdamsMuaj më parë

    Leenda parents approve of these vids ? What’s the update on the ol school red one ?

  • Dion Baldwin
    Dion BaldwinMuaj më parë

    Rich is the truth and hilarious 😂

  • Arch Angel
    Arch AngelMuaj më parë

    The dash looks just like a regular mini Cooper, every emergency light lit up like a Christmas tree!

  • k2one9
    k2one9Muaj më parë

    $500 max for 24H of Lemons

  • marksman48
    marksman48Muaj më parë

    Did you say what you are doing for a heater/AC?

  • Joel McLaughlin
    Joel McLaughlinMuaj më parë

    Start it in 2nd gear! You will get rid of the jerkiness (-;

  • TotalCan’t
    TotalCan’tMuaj më parë

    Did you say 40 miles of a full charge? That doesn’t seem right...

  • Rombout Versluijs
    Rombout VersluijsMuaj më parë

    hahahah dude loading that mini on the trailer was just EPIC

  • Rombout Versluijs
    Rombout VersluijsMuaj më parë

    What under 3k?!?

  • BRS RC
    BRS RCMuaj më parë

    loading it on the trailer was the best 🤣🤣🤣

  • Maples01
    Maples01Muaj më parë

    Thats awesome, now I'd love to have that, loading it on the trailer was hilarious.

  • Patrick H
    Patrick HMuaj më parë

    Not sure if I missed an episode, how did you make the power steering work ?

  • monkeyonfire13
    monkeyonfire13Muaj më parë

    Pardon me, question from a peanut. Could a Jeep Wrangler be a good conversion? Ive always wanted one! Macgyver. It's always had an issue with being top heavy, but if you mount the batteries on the bottom, couldn't it just be amazing?

  • maïga
    maïgaMuaj më parë

    Cant wait to drive a Rich series

  • Porameth Panpanich
    Porameth PanpanichMuaj më parë

    What gear you shift in for launchig? 3rd? 4th? or 5th???

  • Enrique Fausto
    Enrique FaustoMuaj më parë

    What year is the car?

  • Sir Trinculo
    Sir TrinculoMuaj më parë

    i wanna see this thing on a dyno

  • Nole P.
    Nole P.Muaj më parë

    Leenda , might not clean well , but Damm She Looks good doing it!LOL!

  • Marek Sanches
    Marek SanchesMuaj më parë

    Now Mini Cooper have worth ?

  • Walt Johnson
    Walt JohnsonMuaj më parë

    I see you connected the electric motor to the manual transmission without a clutch. Do you change gears? How? Do you just leave it in one gear ?

  • Momo_9k
    Momo_9kMuaj më parë

    Those website tabs though 🤣

  • James Hodge
    James HodgeMuaj më parë

    Amazing build and very entertaining. Thanks

  • nadir asgarov
    nadir asgarov2 muaj më parë

    It would be great if the videos would be around 10-12 mins

  • Victor Moore
    Victor Moore2 muaj më parë

    His assistant 🤤

  • Hackerpro2012RadioG33k
    Hackerpro2012RadioG33k2 muaj më parë

    My Brotha Great Job !

  • c anderson
    c anderson2 muaj më parë

    I scrolled a long way through the comments and NOBODY commented on a 41 mile battery life? You can grab a porsche boxter for under 5k with a 50% lower 0-60 and a 50% higher top end, same number of seats, better balance, 0 modification, and literally 10x the range. He put HUNDREDS of hours into a vehicle that can only go 20 miles from your house without several hours of recharging. I can't think of any person on the planet this vehicle is suitable for. It was fun to watch.

  • Jay Davis
    Jay Davis2 muaj më parë

    The assistant is peng 😍

  • JODY0048 0048
    JODY0048 00482 muaj më parë

    air conditioning?

  • Amir H
    Amir H2 muaj më parë

    Rich needs to do something with that nappy ass beard

  • Amir H
    Amir H2 muaj më parë

    Because of this guy the law makers in his state will allow third parties to work on EVs (Tesla) it's kind of crazy how important of a mechanic he is.

    JERAN REITMEIER2 muaj më parë

    yeah but dont put to much hp or it l blow the moter that happend to my uncle he was doing burnouts when the engine blew up my uncles reckless

  • Peter Parker
    Peter Parker2 muaj më parë

    Almost forgot about this. How did it make out in the lemons race or did they have that yet

  • Peter Parker
    Peter Parker2 muaj më parë


  • Alexis Arguijo
    Alexis Arguijo2 muaj më parë

    Is is street legal? Can you register and get insurance on something like this?

  • Tuhi Tuhi
    Tuhi Tuhi2 muaj më parë

    How can this guy be so nerdy and manly at the same time.

  • Vega Motor Werkz
    Vega Motor Werkz2 muaj më parë

    Recording something for a documentation? Like insursnce? 😆

  • Camille
    Camille2 muaj më parë

    I'm starting a 72 midget EV conversion. Just as a fun Miami Beach toy. You are the bomb.

  • Jamie Stoetzel
    Jamie Stoetzel2 muaj më parë

    What happened to having the back seats????

  • thumasta666
    thumasta6662 muaj më parë

    you guys know you can put the ramps on that trailer closer together right?

  • frank aird
    frank aird2 muaj më parë

    Good Stuf👍.

  • Jeff B
    Jeff B2 muaj më parë

    Shes pretty good at cleaning that stick

  • Mike Majewicz
    Mike Majewicz2 muaj më parë

    She polished your knob.

  • panzerabwerkanone
    panzerabwerkanone2 muaj më parë

    Best take that to a mechanic. Your CEL is on!

  • Chris Ahrendt
    Chris Ahrendt2 muaj më parë

    Any Climate controls being added like AC / Heat?

  • Chris Ahrendt
    Chris Ahrendt2 muaj më parë

    Are you going to build a back trunk enclosure to cover the batteries and provide some storage in the trunk?

    TYRON MITCHELL2 muaj më parë

    What was the range?

  • franklin ogola
    franklin ogola2 muaj më parë

    can u build dynamo at the back wheels so that it can have power for long time

  • Nicholas b
    Nicholas b2 muaj më parë

    Elon musk's feet

  • Larry Sullivan
    Larry Sullivan2 muaj më parë

    That is the nuts 💔 it larrysullivan in london

  • Locutz M
    Locutz M2 muaj më parë

    There's always a Karen that's against happines I dunno why white people don't learn to mind their damn business is that so hard to do ? .

  • anton herres
    anton herres2 muaj më parë

    24 hr lemons are suppose to be $500 and you got 4k, the amount of penalty laps would be crazy. And the event organizers can buy any entered car they want for $500 and you have no say, this keeps people from entering expensive cars and lieing

  • vicaras1
    vicaras12 muaj më parë

    Slick !

  • Tyurgen
    Tyurgen2 muaj më parë

    I know why the top speed is 101 mph because the Chevy volt has a max speed of 101 mph

  • Gary Hall
    Gary Hall2 muaj më parë

    Barry 😁

  • Kartik Gudi
    Kartik Gudi2 muaj më parë

    That was so mean😅😂

  • High Path
    High Path2 muaj më parë

    more range = less swap time, so what is the optimum mix ? Also for road use is there a regen braking element in the controller ?

  • Matt gaming
    Matt gaming2 muaj më parë

    Sharing this thumbs up. Under $3g. Nice!!

  • Devon Hammond
    Devon Hammond2 muaj më parë

    24 hours of lemons

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