I have a Tesla motor mounted in a 1965 VW Karmann Ghia. I am finally at the point where I am ready to design the battery pack(s) and BMS. I had assumed I could use 14 of the LG JH3 battery packs that EV West offers
, but they are saying that I need at least 26 of them to support the Tesla. That is about 42kWH and seems like complete overkill (and insanely expensive for a fun project car!).
I may decide to upgrade the battery pack in the future, but I don't plan to need more than 50 miles of range per day in the foreseeable future.
While I've had positive experiences with EV West, I've been a lurker enough on this site to know that some people have had bad experiences with them and that they can be expensive.
Can anyone weigh in on the LG JH3 as an option?
I've read the other articles on here, so I am only looking for any new information that has not been shared previously, which may be a positive counterpoint to the concerns re: the design that I have read.
Do I really need 26 JH3s to support the current requirements for the Tesla motor in such a tiny car?
Could I use only 14?
What else should I consider for batteries to power a Tesla motor?
I've looked through the forums a few times and haven't seen anything that is a clear-cut and recent battery recommendation for a Tesla motor on such a small and light car, so I apologize if I am asking a question where there is an obvious answer on the site that I missed.