> Additionally, I've aquired a 1992 Mitsubishi Mirage conversion. Needs
> batteries and controller.
Whoops.. stop right there. Do not pass Go, do not collect $500
If you aquired a car that's already been converted, then that is
probably your best bet for bringing this in under budget. Ignoring all
of the nicities, we need to know what motor it has (size and brand) to
give any advice on battery and controller. The rest of the details
would be nice too!
40 miles is doable.. if you are careful.. but using non deep cycle
batteries is a tough deal. If you are getting them free, or nearly
free, then it might work but you would need to make the setup so you
could swap them out in a hurry.. because you'll be eating them up like
You'd also need to put a heck of a lot of them in the car
because they don't have good energy density at all. They aren't
designed for it.
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