My name is Sam, a.k.a. Newbie...
I'd like to convert a 1954 Chevrolet 3100 PickUp into an EV. So far it's still more of a dream than a plan. But the more i googleyoutubeforum this idea, the more i like it!
Here's what i have in mind, what that pickup should be able to do:
- road going
- equivalent horsepower to ice (around 100 hp, 85 kW)
- highway going (+ 100 km/h)
- able to visit mother in law ;-) (+150 km range)
- realiable to maybe use as daily driver
- looking awesome doing it all!
What I've been doing this far: Looking at available cars, doing some claculations on motors, usage and battery-packs (and learning lots of new stuff doing it), giving some hints about it all to my wife and family ;-)
What I worry about: Swiss road regulations (Switzerland to it's core!) and finding a friend to help me with the electronics. I'm pretty handy withe wrenches and a hammer... where a multimeter is involved it get's fuzzy.
So... if anyone feels inclined to spend some encouraging words, it would be highly appreciated.
Glad to be here!