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Old 05-25-2012, 11:11 PM
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Default $2k conversion?

New here, posting from a suburb of Kansas City.

My dear wife, who is brilliant in many ways, none of them electronic or mechanical in nature, recently read a blurb in a magazine about a kid who built himself a Metro EV. The details were nearly non-existent, including only the cost of the electric motor (as if that was the only relevant detail): $200 (ebay, salvaged from a fork lift).

So now, she's requested that I put together a spreadsheet of parts required to convert a cheap car to a viable electric commuter, with a budget of just $2k.

Difficulty: I've got a 40 mile (total round trip) daily commute that is currently handled by a combination of walking and leg work. Speed limits no higher than 45mph. I can charge at work (I'm there 9 hours) on 120v, possibly 240v if I beg the right higher-ups at the company to install some 240v outlets in the parking garage (they're really trying to greenwash right now).

I've been poking around for several hours on ev conversion websites, looking at the parts requirements and the costs involved, and I just don't see it being possible.

Expert/experienced opinions? I don't want to spend much more time on this thought process if it is just not possible.

Thanks in advance for any insight you folks can offer.
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