I have been thinking about building a EV for a long time now.
As a kid I was mad on Kit Cars (never got one)
As an adult I have restored old cars and fixed engines at a piston ring level.
Sure, it would be great to build that insanely fast petrol track day car... but where's the challenge in that ?
I want to run some initial numbers past the forum:-
My aim is to build a 2 seater mid engined EV using a composite monocoque chassis with front and rear subframes. (I have a donor car in mind) Shell and running gear will be well under a metric ton.
70+ mile range
Performance ... spirited but not looking for a racer
Budget for all electrics, £6000
Direct Drive through a Diff -Or- Maybe 2 speed gearbox ?
As I understand it direct drive through a diff is the better performance option but is there any range to be gained by using a gearbox ? and the associated loss of efficiency by introducing gears. ?
Lastly... any off the shelf packages (or suggested recipes) to achieve this out there for the above budget ???