hello I'm new to this forum!
I'm planning to start my first EV conversion! And I would like to get as much advice or feedback from this forum so please do leave anything that may help me!
I have experience of building 5 E-bikes in past. I had enough with having have to worry about the weather all the time and making sure no one can steal my ebike!
I have working understanding of ICE and MT (not much on AT). I need to do more readings on ECU, gear ratio and other car mechanics...But I'm not afraid of getting my hands dirty!
I have computer science degree and now working as a engineer at auto parts company (working on self-driving EV car).
What I got:
Donor car - 1996-1998 Jaguar XK8 (4.0L AJ26-V8)
0-100km/h - 7.8sec was original
Drag - 0.35Cd
Weight - 3560lbs (1615kg)
-- 1st 3.57:1
-- 2nd 2.20:1
-- 3rd 1.51:1
-- 4th 1.00:1
-- 5th 0.80:1
-- R 4.10:1
-- Final 3.06:1
What I want:
Top speed - 160km/h (100mph)
highway continuous speed - 110km/h (68mph)
Range - 110-150km (70-93mile)
Cost - 20,000USD(exclude donor)
Needs (Correct me if im wrong):
Motor - Kostov K11 alpha
Controller op1 - Soliton 1
Controller op2 - Soliton Jr.
Battery op1- CA100FI(80s)/CA60FI(70s2p)/CA180FI(60s)
Charger - not sure yet
BMS - not sure I'll need it
I've made quick excel to check as much as possible.
So here is where I am at:
got a dealer who can sell me the car for a good price(I'm getting it by April)
started emailing EV parts companies for their shipping quotes (Chinese new year isn't helping me much tho,,,)
looking for a garage I can work and getting to know my local garage shop people.