They have related drivetrain because they're both Honda.I guess the CRV and CRX are probably the same frame and drive train, just a different body on top of it.
One thing that most cars really throw me on is where to put the battery. They usually have thin floors so hiding a pack under the floor means everyone sits with their knees in their ears. Take up the back seat and now you have no passenger space and less cargo room. You can't put the whole thing under the hood or else the car is seriously front end heavy. Trunks or hatchbacks...I need that for cargo! I did look over that CRV pretty seriously and decided agaisnt it for all the above reasons. How you do your car build will be watched with interest.They have related drivetrain because they're both Honda.
They would have related suspension if they were of the same generation. The last CRX hatchback (such as the one eCR has) was a fifth-generation Civic complete with the double wishbone front suspension, and that chassis continued for the sixth-generation Civic and first CR-V. The seventh-generation Civic and second-generation CR-V got a completely different suspension, front and rear. So it depends on the year of CR-V. Yeah, we have a dead CRX, too.
Of course the huge difference is the enormous difference in wheelbase, and thus in space for a battery.
This is presumably "Arlo" here in DIY Electric Car:Google for Arlin Sansome CRX. He's in Canada someplace and in the process of making his CRX AWD
That's understandable. Just don't put any battery modules ahead of the front axle or behind the rear axle. This is the time to say "I should have used a Civic hatchback for extra 199 mm within the wheelbase and sacrificed the rear seat"...I'm not overly concerned about cargo space. I'm more concerned about weight distribution. It would be great if the car didn't feel awkward.
meh, I'm used to dealing with weight + space constraints. The car previously had a 2.2L engine with an intercooled turbo.This is the time to say "I should have used a Civic hatchback for extra 199 mm within the wheelbase and sacrificed the rear seat"...
But the 2.2L is nearly the same size and shape as the original engine, going in the original location. The battery challenge is another thing entirely, more like installing an additional engine than doing an engine swap.meh, I'm used to dealing with weight + space constraints. The car previously had a 2.2L engine with an intercooled turbo.
Also, I believe it's a federal crime to give up a CRX for a Civic. I'll make it work.
If you insist on no FWD, then SDU in back, batteries in tunnel & engine compartment. Again, no AWD, no transmission...no room, too heavy.My first thought was honda based awd but im not a fan of the extra weight associated with awd. About the only thing I'm certain about is that i do NOT want fwd.