Hi Gents and Ladies
We would like to prove this idea thru EVTorque our conversion company using a Nissan leaf and after market high powered AC controller.
I think there is a good DIY market for this idea.
I have been tossing around this idea for a while, the need to make a quick, small, cheap and reliable street car / track car.
There are more and more EV used parts becoming available its time to put them to good use and re-cycle high powered style, I have to thank Luke (live for physics) and Arlin (Arlo1) with his hacked Honda CRX Nissan Leaf build.
The Smart fortwo has a few good characteristics:
-cheap AUD$3-5K for a tidy 2004-2006
-no power steering
-light weight 720Kg
-rear wheel drive
-already manufactured electric
-have recess in bottom for batteries
-design has a built in roll cage
-TOYO R888 tyres fit straight on original wheels
So my thinking is this:
-Nissan leaf drive less than USD$1000
-Controller we are working with Scott drive to dyno and tune a 150KW nominal 200KW peak controller AUD $5000
-Or Rinehart controller
-Chevy Volt battery packs 14KWH AUD$5000
Let me know your thoughts and ideas