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Hello,

I`m Roel, an engineer from The Netherlands.
I wanted to share this project with you guys, and see what you think.
We started on this electric kart as a test and promotion project for electric driving.
The plan is to use a ME1616 motor and a Sevcon Gen4 controller running at 96V.

We got this used donor frame intended for a twin motor setup. This has a beefier frame and double frame rails on both sides to handle all that extra weight of batteries we want to put on.
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We drew up the layout in CAD to figure out the positions for the main components.
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After that out comes the cardboard and tape so we can get an idea on the space claim of all the parts.
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That should be fun. Since you have a twin-engine chassis anyway, have you considered using separate motors for the left and right wheels?
 

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Hey Brian,

We did not consider that actually. To keep this simple (or at least less complicated) we chose to use just one motor. This one can make around 50Hp so that should be plenty.
We ordered the motor and controller already so no way back I guess :)
 

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The design of the battery packs is now finished and we ordered the sheet metal housings and brackets for it.
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The Me1616 motor and Sevcon controller arrived. We started to wire it up to see if we could get it going.

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