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Jerry Dycus was working on something similar to what you propose, called the "Freedom EV", but made of wood.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_EV

http://www.dycustechnologies.com/

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An excellent 70 mpg gasoline trike to draw inspiration from is the Tryane II.

http://jalopnik.com/384733/tryane-ii-continues-march-of-wooden-cars

http://home.clara.net/peterfrost/tryaneii.html

If you had a car like the Tryane II, a 300 lbs 72V 180AH China Aviation LiFePO4 pack, an Alltrax 7245 controller, and an ADC 8" motor are all you would need to have an 80+ mph capable, 120 mile range EV(to 80% DoD) that weighed in at around 1200 lbs and did 0-60 mph < 15 seconds. The EV parts would cost around $6,000 if you get working but used parts, and buy the batteries new. As a production car, it would probably cost $15,000 or so to hand build a turnkey model.
 
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