We are starting a new conversion off BMW X5 1999-2006 (E53).
We plan to reuse as much as possible of our E46 conversion designs (http://www.diyelectriccar.com/forums...ies-59664.html
). I expect we will be able to reuse 80% of the R&D that went into E46.
Our target parameters:
1. 0-60: <7 sec
2. Range: 80 miles base, with potential expansion to 150 miles with an under-body battery pan.
1. Netgain 11HV
2. 1000A+ controller
3. 320-360VDC nominal 100AH pack for a base version (80 mile range)
4. EMW 10kW charger (http://www.diyelectriccar.com/forums...rce-59210.html
5. EMW EV Dashboard (http://www.emotorwerks.com/emw3/prod...basic-edition/
If any of you have any experience with SUVs conversions, esp. BMW X5s - please comment!!
It will also be our first conversion with auto transmission so if you have some experience with that, please chime in, as well. As of now, we are planning to idle the motor and use the rear shaft of the motor to run all the original accessories (except alternator, that is ;-).
We just acquired a 2003 donor (pics attached) so the game is on ;-)
What do you guys think?