I would think the retrofit cost should be under $300 for parts and labour.
I don't think so they charge $400 to service a car (change oil and filter, even a EV that dosn't have anything to service it about that cost
) inverter alone will be thousands then the labor. Floor mats are several hundred dollars. Even the plasic trim around the stereo is several hundred dollars. OEM parts are expensive.
last night our local Ev club had a presentation from Mitsubishi regarding there Out lander EV. (when - if they give us the Ok then the video can be posted online) They mentioned even the fast charger option (that came stock on the Imiev) would add 10k to the price of the out lander. It sounded way to steep to me but that's what they said.
I still don't see why you would want to put additional cycles on your EV traction pack (that has a limited life and is very expensive) Just to save - make a few $ cycling power in and out of it .
Its to high spec battery to wast it dribbeling 1500w into the grid. Trying to think of an analogy .......
......Ok think of it this way. You just purchased a $5000 4k movie projector and lets say this particular model had a limited life of 7500hr's viewing. That's 2hrs a day for 10 years.
Would you prefer to enjoy one 2hr movie a day on it every day for 10 years. Or would you prefer to tune it into one of the commercial - infomercial channels selling robot vacuum cleaners 24/7 and leave it switched in 24/7 and let the tv do that until its burnt out after 300 days?
Offgrid 2008, Selectronic PS1 6kw/48v inverter, x 2 Midnite solar classic 150 MPPT, 3960w NE PV 24 x 165w BP panels, 4200w NW PV 21 x 200w DAQO PV, 16x400ah lithium.