And here we go!
Perfect host car for an EV conversion IMHO. A 98% complete VW Nova. It’ll be in my garage soon. Then it’s Beetle engine out of the back, fuel tank out of the front, electric motor in, controller, batteries, etc etc. The body is all G/F so it should be light as a feather.
I want at least 60-80miles range but with blitzin’ 0-60 acceleration!
Have no idea how to do it. I’m mechanically savvy but no experience with EV conversions so any tech advice would be welcome (well, VITAL actually) I think going to use a powerful a/c motor from a fork lift truck (I think) not sure. I need to know what batteries to use, how many I’ll need, best voltage, controller specs, etc etc. to achieve those performance/ mileage parameters.
I also want to keep the budget low.
However this turns out methinks it’s gonna be a ton of fun doing it.