Hi Matt,Hi, I know this is an old thread, but was just wondering if you got anywhere with the coupe? I am really keen to convert one, but am just at initial planning stages
This project is still active, but progress is slow. Since last time I posted here I've done alot more research, spoken with SFRO (the local inspection/registration agency for altered vehicles), built an electric Cafe racer motorbike and cleaned the garage
As of now my recipe looks like this:
- Tesla front motor
- Aftermarket control board for Tesla inverter
- 350-400V, 20-30kWh, 600A+ battery
- Steering column with electric servo
- Electric water pump
- Electric vacum pump for the brakes
Most of the components are relatively easy to get hold of here in Sweden, apart from the battery. The Kia Soul EV battery would be a good match, but seems really hard to find.
I don't really want to raise the weight of the car, hence going for low weight/short range.
Would really appreciate suggestions on other batteries that might be a good fit for what I'm doing.