Noob to the site, figure i'd introduce myself.
I just bought a 2001 Passat with the intention of converting to electric. I have also bought the Siemens / Ford 3 phase motor. Im planning on upgrading a 2 horse 3 phase drive to 90 horse by running external IGBT's. The vfd drive can run on 300vdc or 230v by tapping into the DC bus. Im planning on using a rubber rotoflex coupling to couple the motor to the passat manual transmission. The rotoflex couplings are used alot on driveshafts in BMW's Land Rovers and Jags. I plan on making the adapter plate myself.
I bought the car yesterday for $1800. It has a siezed cam due to oil starvation.
About 24 hours later Im almost ready to pull the engine out
I'll keep you all posted with my progress. Any one out there run external IGBT's on a 3 phase motor controller? That's my biggest unknown right now.