Scottydog wrote:Currently I am making the carbon battery tray.
Ever since I saw this frame hidden under the plastic of a big Zev scooter. All I can think of for a scooter build is doing a carbon tub and getting rid of all that steel along with the battery box not included yet. Of course the rear would taper to a proper aerodynamic point.
Get rid of all that steel and weight and welding and for low weight get that massive battery space.
At least you're starting with an attractive scoot, so you'll end up with a very practical and nice looking EV to use. If you get anywhere near decent performance, I can pretty much guarantee that within a week of riding it, you'll have plans for the next much lighter build under way. Have you seen Audi's electric bike? You have the build skills, so something like that, but a bit fuller for more batts and more power and torque. Add enough lighting and brakes to pass inspection, and you'll have an ear-to-ear smile with a perfect vehicle for such a small island.
BTW, are the authorities really uptight about the rules, so you couldn't get away with a high power ebike as long as you don't do stupid stuff in front of them? I can't imagine being on a small island without a relaxed attitude as long as you aren't putting others at risk.