Been thinking about building an electric car for a number of years. I started building custom electric bikes and mopeds and now ready to take on the electric car. I purchased a Nissan Leaf a few years ago and liked the car but ended up with the car in the dealership more often than at home. The complexity of the Leaf was too much for me to feel comfortable. I recently purchased a non-running Smart Fortwo electric car as a base for a DIY project. My intention is to cannibalize the Smart battery and to purchase an AC motor in the 96-128V range. The Smart electric car has a differential that is 9.91:1 reduction and may not be appropriate for an aftermarket AC motor swap. My question would be is it possible to configure an AC motor to directly drive one of the rear axles?