I have an old '69 Ford F600 flatbed that is going to be a Vinyard fruit truck. It will transport fruit from the vinyards to the winery in our little valley. I doubt it will every go more than 30 miles in a day, and never over 55mph(probaly not even 45). I might start using it as a run around truck so it is used more throughout the year, but that still keeps it in the same daily range. I am a heavy equipment mechanic by trade, right now maintaining a fleet of readymix trucks. I have no experience with the EV side of the industry but want to learn. Can anyone recomend a place to start. My goals for the project are to eliminate the need for a transmission and either go direct drive or use a gear reduction box, but i do not want a transmission to have to shift, including for reverse. Definitely want regen braking. I wont need most of the accessories found in modern vehicles. I am considering making it 4wd, and would like to hear thoughts on possibility of using 2 motors instead of needing a transfercase, and if that means 2 motor controllers with everything else. any thoughts or direction would be greatly appreciated.