What do we really need out of our EV automatic? We want it to drive like a normal car while getting GREAT mileage.....LOL
There are many commonalities with an ICE transmission as it is doing the same job and it can not tell what is turning it. The huge benefit to electricity is that at stop lights, it can sit and not use any energy. It does not need to "idle".
We can use a torque converter or not, but the automatic transmission does have one problem....
I bought Gavin Shoebridge's EV Secret's book, Kia Ora mate! and am starting down the path.
The first thing the ebook I bought said to do was plan. I don't have a donor vehicle yet, I am going to trawl trade me to see what I can find, and what I like, after I work out what my modifications will weigh!
So the requirements for my Waiheke EV.
The highest speed limit on the island is 70km/h,...