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Building my first EV

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Hi there,

I just purchased a 2003 Mitsubishi Diamante to convert into an electric vehicle.

How would you suggest I start? I don't have auto mechanics experience, but I know people who do.

$15k is my budget

Thank you,
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Do not purchase anything until you plan it out completely.
Batteries to use in the finished project, last of all

Use a cheap-as-possible testing pack, same voltage but very limited range
No performance or range specs, so you can easily stay inside a $15k budget - the only constraint that was stated.
Diamante is front wheel drive. Easy conversion!

Nissan LEAF + Resolve-EV controller. Make motor mounts and mod the axles to fit and bob's your uncle.
^ You're not solving a problem. You're providing a solution.
$15k is my budget
Sell the clunker on Craigslist, buy a factory [used] EV.
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