I will be converting my 1971 GMCe
1/2 ton truck to electric using hybrid and electric car parts here in Sacramento California. This will be a companion thread to the one on 67-72ChevyTrucks.com
where I fight rust and do general restoration repairs. I also have a video series on my Good Enuff Garage
is limited and summed up by Karen in this Circuit Basics - The Learning Circuit
I have converted two kid go carts to electric, and a Suzuki Katan aka "Wattana" to electric ten years ago back in the DC motor era. We've also leased a 2013 Nissan Leaf for three years and absolutely loved it, only returned it in hopes of getting the Tesla Model 3 but in 2017 it was not available yet. I'm an IT nerd by day and a JB Welder by night and on weekends, ha ha
I don't really have one but if I did it would be south of $5K not counting the cost of the actual vehicle.
An affordable conversion in a reasonable amount of time (6 months or less), on a working man's budget.
honestly don't care, legal highway speed.
eventually 100 miles (based on our 2013 Nissan Leaf 83 mile range experience, we were just fine with that, ended up charging only every other day), I plan on getting there in phases, phase 1 will be a small BMW 530e battery pack
I will be updating and shaping this thread as we go, my focus will be on sharing what I have learned and filling in the gaps that some of the newbs like me may benefit from. I will share where I bought my parts and components and tell you how much I paid for everything.
I know this Forum is a great resource and this is where I have learned about the Lexus GS450H electric transmission or transmotor as I call it, and decided to go for it.
as it is affectionately called is not easy on the eyes at the moment but nothing a coat of paint won't fix eventually