Been lurking a bit and like so many before me, I now have a passionate goal to turn a good ICE-powered vehicle into a great EV. My goal is to exceed the book performance of my current '96 Miata M Edition 0-60 (target sub-6 seconds), while maintaining a modest range goal of 50-75 miles of "normal" driving. Other considerations:
- AC motor with regen
- Use existing transmission
- strive for 50/50 weight distribution, front-and-rear
- no need for A/C, but performance braking and suspension are desirable
I have scoured EV West's product listings and something like their 818 Kit
as starting point makes sense, but perhaps with a Dual motor like this
- to get closer to the original ICE power output?
I've seen some of the other Miata threads and it looks like a lot of custom fabrication for battery placement and motor mounting is ahead of me, and I'm also unsure of exactly what sort of adapter plating I need to cook up to mate the motor to the stock transmission. I'm also unsure about how to drive the existing 12V system from the new battery pack, and how best to fire up a performance brake system. Let the learning journey begin!