I'm thinking something like the EMC motor and Curtis controller combo from Electric Motorsport - the 85HP max for acceleration should be fine; 35 HP continous should let me Interstate cruise at 70.
Batteries will be Iron-phosphate; we're finally getting into some at work and have a long association with BYD.
Agree!SamTexas wrote:McDesign wrote:It seems that for Lead-Acid, I'd need about 90KWh; with lithium maybe 70KWh. $Tens of thousands either way!
That's way too high. Typical Ecar consumes 250wh/mi. So you'd need 25Kwh for a 100 miles range.
McDesign wrote:So - we're looking at more than $40 K here!
McDesign wrote:Here's an interesting reality-check of the whole EV conversion idea for those who might be new at looking at it. This is a complete quote from a reputable company for all of the pieces I will need to peform my EV conversion.
There are two caveats - I still need to make / source a motor mount plate to adapt to the Honda transaxle - say $1000-2000. Secondly, I'll use GBS 3rd-Gen instead of ThunderSky batteries - they are better and ~450 lbs lighter, but add about $4000 to the total.
So - we're looking at more than $40 K here!
SamTexas wrote:Given all the disadvantages of Lead Acid, I'd completely rule it out unless I want to build a very low speed vehicle (a la golf cart) or a one with an extremely short range (10 or less miles). But who would want such a vehicle?
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