Whether you choose to leave the clutch in place on an EV is purely a personal choice. There are pro's and cons to each method such as; "with a clutch I can change gear faster if I have an emergency but it was complicated to set up correctly." or "without a clutch I save 25 pounds from my EV which allows me to put more batteries in and stay under my cars max weight, but it takes me twice as long to change gear". You have to consider your preferences and decide whether you go clutchless or not.
Going clutchless on an EV means, simply that. Hooking the motor "directly" to the gearbox without a clutch. In this situation an adapter is normally made from an old clutch plate that hooks the motor shaft solidly to the gearbox input shaft with no way to dis-engage it. You remove the WHOLE clutch assembly. None of it is used. Not the flywheel , the peddle, nothing!!
You can do this because In a modern manual transmission there are things called syncro’s in between each gear. Their job is to mesh together (there's probably a better term) before the gears do. As they come together, they match speeds and in doing so bring the gears to the correct speed for "crunch" free meshing before the gears come into contact.
When you want to change gear it is made possible by the fact that an electric motor has virtually no mass(compared to an ICE motor). This allows the syncro's in the gearbox to match the internal gear speeds reasonably quickly, which allows the gear to be selected. To change gear you just take your foot off the gas and slip the leaver into neutral. You then GENTLY & SLOWLY introduce the gear leaver to the gear you want to select. The syncro's will match the gear speeds and you will "FEEL" the gears mesh and the leaver will sort of "fall" into place. Then you put your foot back on the gas.
This may sound complicated but it can be done easily with practice and it only takes only a second or two longer than changing with a clutch. The important thing is to remember NOT TO RUSH IT!!
You can actually do it with SOME normal ICE cars, but it takes a lot more concentration because you have to use the gas peddle to balance the motor speed to the gearbox speed. It's harder because the ICE motor has far too much mass for the syncro's to overcome and they can't match the speeds. The clutch helps out here by removing the motor mass from the equation so the syncro's can do their job with only the mass of the clutch plate to deal with.
An electric motor has somewhat more mass than a clutch plate, that is why you can't shift as fast when you go clutchless in an EV.