I have a 74 corvette that I love more than my dog(if i had a dog). Although i really hate thats its not a ev because that is really the future. I am graduating as a chemical engineer in a year and right afterI get a job that what I wanna spend my money on. I know its a bit early to start planning but thats how I l ike to do things. I do want to make a good ev conversion though. I have done soem research and this is what I think I want. Please do chime in and let me know what you think btw....
Im thinking a budget of about 15k (I should be able to come up with that after I get a job).
I want a okay range but mainly the power that I have come to love form my ICE engine. I knwo hp ratings are a little different from ICE ratings but I dont go that fast after my last speeding ticket($1300 freaking dollars) but I do love to accelerate to the speed limit as fast as possible. With that being said I think i want a series wound DC motor like the warp 9 or 11. which will be 3k of my budget. Then the controller I was thinking the war drive 1000A one. I was also wandering that a lot of the batteries I see only have above a 1000A discharge rate if I go above 180 Ah's (excepty the CALB's have a 130Ah that can handle 1000A burst discharge rate)... is that true? If so why would someone buy a 1400A controller unless the ran to battery packs in parallel, and who has that kinda space? or money?
because I am still on a budget and space is not in abundance i was thinking of 45 of the CALB's 130 Ah bateries which is a 7.5k.... oouch there goes my budget. And I was wondering on a 3300 pound car what kinda range I would have with a 144 volt, 130 Ah pack running to a warp 9 or 11? And do I need a BMS (I think there are really cool but for another $1500.... idk)
And I know the other 4 k will go to other little things like adapters and electric power steering pump....
I do have the advantage of being really good with tools and I absolutly want to do everything my self(becasue if i dont where is the fun in that).
Also I am actually a welder (I maily work with alum. welding with a tig), so I was thinking I wan just build my motor mount and my batery boxes out of alum. to save weight....
Welll i just wrote an essay..... please any input would be ahsome!