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      I would like to use [this](http://www.evwest.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=8&products_id=297) motor to run my jeep. I don't know how the voltage works for these motors and have not been able to find information on what to do for a battery. Do I need a battery capable of outputting 360v to utilize the maximum capabilities of this motor? I am aware of how helpful capacitors are for start from a dead stop and how it saves your battery from damage.

      This is how my jeep sits now, with its engine blown. [Jeep](https://i.imgur.com/atEvoH9.jpg)

      Here is a compiled list of what I want done for my Jeep:


      * **AC motor**

      I have heard that AC motor systems can have a "profile" system for changing your power usage from high torque mode to power saving mode. Basically a "sport mode switch"

      * **Manual transmission swap**

      I currently have the AW5 automatic transmission in the Jeep, I know that the higher the RPM of an Electric Motor the more power you are saving, which is the opposite of an ICE. So I want to put in an AX5 external slave transmission so I can manually choose my rpm to speed ratio

      * **Battery Size**

      as I stated before, I don't know how to figure out my voltage output. I am aiming for around 100 miles of range. I would like to install a nice sound system as well

      * **Solar Pane**l

      I know that self solar charging your car is kind of crazy and extremely slow and possibly unreliable, but I figure i can fit 2 solar panels on the large flat roof of the jeep and that could help add a tiny bit of range to my driving miles, and help if i decide to go camping for a few days or something crazy like that

      * **Sport Profile Switch**

      I figure I could have an economy mode, an offroad mode, possibly a towing mode, and an "oh shit" mode for when I get stuck in snow or mud. I live in Utah. The snowy-est part of Utah.

      * **Traction Control**

      I figure that with a motor this strong, I will be peeling out for days. This motor that I have chosen has nearly identical specs as the I6 4.0 gas engine that is already in it and I peel out my 32" and 10" wide tires, but Electric motors can apply its torque over nearly all of its RPM range. I want to be able to toggle on and off traction control to save on tire cost and because traction control can be very useful for daily driver use in snow and ice. But if you are stuck in some mud or deep snow situations it can help if you can turn off T/C

      I don't want to talk about cost. I don't care about that part. I just want to have a powerful Jeep that can do Jeep things and then post videos of it on youtube so people can realize that fossil fuel is swiftly becoming outdated.

      I am also curious on how controllers work. What is the difference between a 100Kw and a 150Kw controller?
       
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      Well you guys just threw a wrench in my spokes....... nothing like some knowledge to change my thoughts, hopes, and dreams of building a super hybrid car as I now think that an all electric using used gear will just work better and for less than new stuff..... Im still gonna finish this car as a gas car and while this is NOT the place to brag, it will get great MPGs for its performance level plus most of the money is spent... a quick search tells me that a wrecked Leaf can be found in the $5000 range ...... this thread is pretty much dead to me now but Im not leaving this forum and hope to learn all the lingo......


      My biggest challenge is learning the numbers..... If you told me you have a '95 Civic with 200HP or a Hummer with 300HP, I will have a good sense of the performance capabilities, however the EV world still doesn't resonate well.... rather than answer my questions here maybe there is a link that will school me already written.....

      Batteries have voltage and amp hours..... I don't see the relation of the two i.e. more voltage vs less amp hours......or more small batteries vs less but larger ones... my ultimate goal would be a car that will drive 80 miles @ 80 mph and have a 1500 watt/100 lbs of audio gear.

      Now I know this ain't cheap but what would this power and with what kind of batteries would maximize its performance?

      http://www.evwest.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=8&products_id=297

      Id love to buy one (after lotto win) and build a 9sec what ever
       

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