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Hello to all and thanks for allowing me to fufill my wants to try and make a positive impact on earth that we all is what i wanna know.....I want to make an electric car with the following specs

Goes about 200 miles
top speed of 100 miles an hour (maybe)

not many want's but here is what i am trying to do. I will buy a flood damaged car (not too bad but enough to get the shell) and then convert it. i need help and advice i really want to do this
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Well it's real simple. The battery box is the majority of the work and project. The motor/inverter/charger are just bolt in for the most part.

Get a car. Get your batteries. Build your boxes. Your almost done.
Those will be good locations; easiest, and the most space. Browse here to see examples and ideas:

These may be the best batteries out at the moment?

Maybe a better price can be had dealing directly with the factory; though one then has to deal with shipping. Group buy or order a container load and then liquidate the excess stock at cost to get a better unit price(not sure how shipping would factor in though..)

These are priced good and free shipping till the end of the month! I would still like to see them go for less then $1/Ah though.
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Out of that list; decide if you are going to run a transmission or not. If so; pick a car that you can deal with the transmission. Will it be a manual transmission(easiest)? Or will you run the auto with the torque converter and "idle" the motor for transmission fluid pressure? Or will you run no converter and add an auxiliary pump instead?

Now it seems your car decision is up to which one you can deal with the transmission.
Easiest is with a manual transmission. Second easiest is to use the torque converter and get a motor/inverter setup that will allow you to "idle" the motor so the transmission will function correctly on take off.

If you decide on a DC setup; this controller will let it idle:

AC can idle with this:

This company builds good adapter plates:

Another option:
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