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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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i am so happy that you guys are really answering my question and what it is i am trying to accomplish. 200 miles does seem pretty far when in reality i only travel about 50 miles a day so something to the affect of 75 or even a hundred would be pretty good actually. my plan is to get like a luxury electric car i was going to purchase a salvage luxury car from the following

Jaguar XJ (new model)
Hyundai Eqqus
Cadillac CTS
Jaguar XF

those care are great just the way they are and yet i wanna make them electric

any help and advice will be fine
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could i place batteries in the hood area and trunk of the car......i wanna get the best range as possible....speed isn't the most important thing as style is (so that i can get peoples attention of electic cars) and range
well i am just starting this revolution so i am literally in my infancy but i don't feel the need to buy a 80000 car when i can do the same thing for far less...for 80000 i can build me about three cars to apply to my needs


so i will need all blessings and advice you can give me and also what car would u like for me to do from the choices here

Jaguar XJ
Jaguar XF
Hyundai Genesis
Cadillac CTS
Mercedes Benz CLS
BMW 645
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I am glad to have you guys that answer this very quickly. I am sorry in advance if my lack of education frustrates anyone. my intention with this project is to make it as seamless as possible. so if it's easier to keep the transmission then i will keep it. I wanted to get the best of both worlds get a good car for cheap and then electrify it while saving the enviorment. but if i am keeping the transmission, i will have to look at those things again so please keep the notes and knowledge coming
which way is easier.....the thing is i am a novice on this but i am a fast learner. i will do it for all people who can believe. I would assume that keeping the transmission there will be easier and less work to take down. now i will only need to remove the engine. so what do u think i can do now since i will keep it.. the plan is to make the car totally look like it originally did but just without the car problems.
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.

that's what i am going to do. i am gonna follow you guys advice step for step so that i can achieve it...i am really leaning towards the jaguar xf or vw cc. will all the electronics will still work once this is hooked up.
Alright I been searching high and low to actually home in and make a good decision, I have two lists....One that is called (what i really want) and one that i will settle for. again i will need all the help i can get, i wanna really drive it home and make it work for all people. i want it to be the blueprint. sorry about going off topic but it feels so good to be surrounded by people that wanna help u and such. so again here is what i need from your guys that i know u can share.....I also think i changed my mind on the driving is what i would like below

close to 100 MPH

150 miles on the charge.
It would be one of those can do it but hope to never use it type 100mph you know just to be able to get on the highway with no studder
Alright so where do I start as far as research.........I want to keep the integrity of the car as much as possible meaning that I don't want too much modifications but I will not be using the trunk of the car
As far as car is concerned I am not sure on what I want yet its either going to be a VW cc or a jaguar XJ
the Jaguar XJ ways 4000 pounds the weight of the Volkswagen CC we 4299 far as the engine compartment is for both can I place batteries for both of them
Sorry the weight for the jag is 4045 and the VW cc is 3300
Ok and also can I still wanna keep all the styles and functions of the jag
well what I'm trying to do is use current cars and transformed into electric cars so if I use a Jaguar is going to be a 2012 2013 model I was also thinking about doing the Volkswagen CC and also the Hyundai Genesis lastly one more question what if I decide to take a car that's already a hybrid and make it a full on electric car would that be easier for me to do
So basically I am trying to reinvent the wheel by doing new cars......I love the current cars....I hate the bullshit gas prices and such....... But I will do everything I will do so that I can accomplish my dreams....I love cars like everyone else and I wanna show the world that it can be free of gas and stylish
you know what you're absolutely right and I'm not going to give up just because it may be a little more difficult I've never done anything like this before and I want to at least do something to help the environment in any way that I can
yeah something like that would be cool as well..but my ultimate goal is to sell these cars...i want one for me personally and then i want to be able to sell the next ones i far as a donor car is concerned, i am going to use a salvage title so that it will be cheap to do. the reason for a jag or a luxury car is because i will drive it frequently and that i want people to see it and talk about it.....those things excite people. that is why i am still not sure on what car i will do but i do need help. so should i start researching battery tech or car size.
aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh now that's smart...that is what i am going to u said that way i can know for sure what to if that's the case then i need to get a nice one to do....and also i think 130 to 150 miles to the charge is good enough distance
I actually drive about 50 miles a day (so i think) but i want it to be a complete package. If i am going to do this full time then I will have to make it appealing to all and make them see that they can have their cake and eat it too WITHOUT spending 100,000 on it. I am still researching a car to choose, I am beginning to lean towards a hybrid car and then gut the engine and such. wouldn't you think that would be easier to on the list for that is

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Kia Optima Hybrid
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