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Kia Ora from New Zealand

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this year I have decided to start a project car, then I saw Gav's EV (kiwiEV) on youtube, quite inspiring !
Im still debating weather to do this or renovate the house ?

my goal would be a daily driver that can commute 20k (12.4mile) to work , half town driving & half open road (100kph / 62mph) then home again.
then in the weekend drive 145k (90 mile) to Wellington, at mostly 80 & 100kph,
is this feasible on a modest budget or do I need to keep the guzzler for that trip ?
i was thinking of starting with a kit like ones from from "EV propulsion"
Motor Impulse 9
controller Curtis 1231C-8601 and everything else
for around $7000, however shipping may be a killer ?
is there anywhere closer to, or in New Zealand that can supply ?
I have plenty of friends and acquaintances who are electricians mechanics and fabricators who will help keep costs down.

ideally id like a MR2 or RX7 but foresee going with the cheapest donor I can find.

look forward to meeting, chatting & being inspired !
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