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So I've decided I'm going to try to convert this go kart (single gear, non-electric, berg black edition go kart) into a (non-road) electric vehicle.

The back wheels are currently pedal powered (single gear) and I would like to keep it the way it is. My hope is to change the two front wheels to electric hub motors with disk brakes (suspension would be an additional plus). I'm looking to get like 35 mph. The total current weight, including myself, of the go kart is about 300lbs.

My question is if it is possible and what are all of the things I will need to make this happen? (not including the suspension stuff)

I know I will need:
-2 hub motors (BCLD? What type of power do I need per wheel?)
-LI battery
-Controller (do I need 1 controller for each motor?)
-Throttle Pedal
-Front disk brakes setup

Is there anything else I'm forgetting?

Thanks in advance for your time!:)


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