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Sorry I've been away for such a long time :)

I have a 2021 Polaris General which I originally bought with the intention of converting to electric. However, since it has the same drivetrain as a RZR, I plan to buy one of them as a test-bed and then transfer it to the general (which I use a lot) once the whole thing is proven.

There's not many examples of RZR conversions. Pretty much the only one I can find is EVWest who used an AC50 motor:
Unfortunately EVWest are not selling any of the useful bits, like the mounting frame nor CAN integration - but I can build them.

I wondered what other motor options might be out there? I'd like to repurpose the drive from some commercial EV if possible (mainly for cost reasons) . I wonder if there are any relatively small, light, low power motors worth considering?

The daft thing is, I have a Siemens Hybrid Bus motor & controller (from my Freelander) sitting under my bench - but it weighs about 100kg, and is too big to fit in a 600kg vehicle.

I was going to build a lous Elise using the 1PV5138-4W624-Z W12 motor & controller. I'd arranged to buy a Lotus Elise so dismantled the Freelander - then the seller changed his mind (while I was driving 300m to his house with my trailer)! Ever since, it's just been a big pile of bits under my bench! I never found another car I liked enough to convert - until the Polaris!
 

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Sorry I've been away for such a long time :)

I have a 2021 Polaris General which I originally bought with the intention of converting to electric. However, since it has the same drivetrain as a RZR, I plan to buy one of them as a test-bed and then transfer it to the general (which I use a lot) once the whole thing is proven.

There's not many examples of RZR conversions. Pretty much the only one I can find is EVWest who used an AC50 motor:
Unfortunately EVWest are not selling any of the useful bits, like the mounting frame nor CAN integration - but I can build them.

I wondered what other motor options might be out there? I'd like to repurpose the drive from some commercial EV if possible (mainly for cost reasons) . I wonder if there are any relatively small, light, low power motors worth considering?

The daft thing is, I have a Siemens Hybrid Bus motor & controller (from my Freelander) sitting under my bench - but it weighs about 100kg, and is too big to fit in a 600kg vehicle.

I was going to build a lous Elise using the 1PV5138-4W624-Z W12 motor & controller. I'd arranged to buy a Lotus Elise so dismantled the Freelander - then the seller changed his mind (while I was driving 300m to his house with my trailer)! Ever since, it's just been a big pile of bits under my bench! I never found another car I liked enough to convert - until the Polaris!
tks for sharing
 
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