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Once again - thank you for your response! I am truly grateful.

Unfortunately I am still very far back in order to fully understand what you mean. Keep the current manual gearbox found in the Alto? I would prefer a minimal complexity build with less moving parts and maxims simplicity. Should I opt for a stronger motor or a gearbox (price plays a huge part as well).

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yes it is powerful enough
Well, with this motor such a lightweight car even with 500A controller will be very fast, it'll break traction in 3rd everytime given enough of welly ;)

lkashjdlkasjdlkjaskldjlks, be sure to check if it fits your transmission in right side half shaft area, some say that 8" motor is max. for Suzuki transaxle.
 

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Yes, it gives you smooth control of motor's output torque thus giving car-like pedal response instead of 0-1 switch seen sometimes in electric toys. Controller rated at more amps means more max. torque also better acceleration.
 
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Thanks so much! Really helpful, I do appreciate it.

Can you link me (sorry to ask) to a reasonable sufficient controller for the job?

Super brief:
- want to build (not me, a mechanic will have to do it) my wife an EV which will take her from home, to work, to gym. Simple, basic as possible.

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Agree that you should just buy an OEM EV. There is precious little economic justification for a DIY EV conversion so you need to have other reasons/motivation for doing one.
 
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