Originally Posted by amynalbuq
I'd like to convert my geo metro hatchback. From what I've read while it is a light car it is not necessarily ideal since it can not hold as much battery weight. I've read that the tesla uses 6000 or so aa similar lithium batteries. Why can't I use 1000 -1500 or so little AA lithium batteries?
this would be a nightmare to assemble and balance. you can EASILY get 50 mile max range into a Metro with a 120v (38 x 100ah) prismatic cells and end up at stock weight.... come visit my site linked below.
If you intend to regularly need 40+ miles or need longer highway miles, I would suggest a 144v x 100ah system which would fit without giving up any cargo space, OR you could go more if you really need more and are willing to give up cargo space.
forget the PV on the car, and put it on your house.
I am in santa fe if you want to some see a converted Metro/Swift in person.