I hope to get 100 miles of city driving, but my daily need it's 20 miles. It has regeneration too.Looks like a good start to the project! I am still in the lurking stages, have been for a couple years. I have an idea to do a similar pickup. What kind of range are you looking to get?
Your observation it's pertinent, but you have to consider that they are not making a sealed contact and gas or liquid will have enough room to get out ( hopefully it won't be necessary )It looks like your hold down straps are covering the battery vent holes. Not sure if that's a good idea.
I always wanted an electric car ( I use to be an electrician back in Europe and a hobby electronics, ham radio too )Looks like a good start to the project! I am still in the lurking stages, have been for a couple years.
From eBay : $110 for the inlet ( 1' cord @ 75A ) and $125+$10 for the plug (15' cord @ 40A ) I considered that it was a good deal .Very cool. I wish I was at that stage.
What is the deal with the J1772 plug? Where did you get that one and how are you going to wire it in? Will you be able to use public charging stations?