Is my pricing and range thinking correct?
I wrote this question yesterday, but I wanted to edit it. I couldn't figure a way to edit , so I'm writing a new one.
I'm new to this site, but I've been kicking around the idea of building an electric car in my garage for a few years. I was very surprised and happy when I found this site. Many people have done it. I can learn from their mistakes and hopefully avoid my own.
I want to know if what I'm thinking is right or way off base:
I want to build a EV that can go 40 mph.
Has a range of 1 hour.
Decent acceleration, but nothing special.
I'm thinking size wise a late 80s early 90s Ford probe or similar.
I think that's it. Let me know if I've forgot to factor something in. Please.
I've seen rebuilt forklift motors on ebay shipped to my house for $325.
I know I can get a donor car like I discribed for $100, but I'll put down $250. I'd rather have extra at the end then come up short.
I don't know jack about controllers yet. I'm going to set a really high price.$1500. What I'm going to try first is to get a golf cart controller and modify it for my EV project, But for my end game numbers I want what I know will work.
I can get golf cart batteries for $300 a piece. I haven't looked at them , so I don't know anything about them. I'm guessing, if I get three, I'll get my 1 hour drive time. $1000 for batteries. I going to put down $400 for incidentals. With my overages. I hope they're overages. That should be it. Right? Let's add it all up
Am I right on the money? Will I reach my speed and range goals? I don't have much money. I'll be buying these things piece meal. It'll probably take me three years to get everything listed. I don't want to start if my numbers are wrong or my expectation are to high. I really appreciate the help. Thanks.