Hi! I'm Luca. I'm a junior studying electrical engineering at the University of Denver in Colorado. I am trying to build an electric car with a mechanical engineering friend of mine but we are a bit lost in where to start. We are looking at using a fortlift motor with Paul Holme's opensource motor controller powered by nissan leafs battery. I'm getting really lost trying to figure out the whole list of components I actually need. I can't tell if I will need a DC DC converter from the battery to the motor controller or what other PBCs I need to get to get this project off the ground. I think the first steps would be to acquire a motor and then motor controller and go from there but I want to make sure I'm doing this right. I really would like to fully understand every circuit if possible and want to have a full comprehension of what exactly is happening. I'd really appreciate any help would be happy to talk anytime! My best email is [email protected]. Have a nice day.!