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I'm converting a '76 Porsche 912E (that E wasn't for electric, but will be after I'm done!!!) and usually shops like EVWest and Zelectric split the batteries into 2 halves w/ half up front and half behind the motor is the rear. The weight distribution of this setup would be better than the factory's as the front end of these cars have a floaty feeling as not much weight is up front. Since I have no use of the rear seat area, I'm thinking if I can put 1/3 or 1/4 of the batteries in the rear seat area starting w/ a few LG modules on the floor, next level above the bottom modules and across the small central tunnel hump and more on the seat floor, then I can achieve much better weight distribution. But my biggest concern is safety, as in the case of getting in an accident with a severe side impact, how likely will these battery packs burst into flame? Do you have batteries inside the passenger compartment? How safe do you feel in doing so?
Edit: Sorry about the typo in the title, should have typed "Is it safe..."
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