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Hi
A small light car
Batteries are going to be your biggest problem and expense - a battery pack from a Leaf or similar will be needed
Stowing them will not be easy

Personally I would bin the gearbox and fit a 9 inch forklift motor where the gearbox usually lives - which would free up the engine bay for batteries

Cost - battery is the big one - 2000 pounds??
Controler - 300 pounds (Paul & Sabrina)
Motor - I paid $200 (100 pounds) for mine
 

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Not a lower voltage - a lower current

You can either re-program your controller or you can simply not go to full throttle

The P&S controller uses a zero to 5,000 ohms variable resister as a throttle

Zero is zero and 5,000 ohms is 500 amps

If you put a 5,000 ohm resister in parallel then it will go zero to 2500 ohms and the controller will go zero to 250 amps

I would still recommend losing the gearbox as it does not buy you anything and means that the motor takes up space that you will need for batteries
 
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