Damn it! All that work he is doing to the Insight and to the Blue Meanie is so damn interesting, I wish I had his resources or lived closer to him, I would donate my hours free of charge just to learn and be part of that!Heads up here comes Silver Streak:
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John Wayland's Gen-1 Honda Insight is being rebuilt for long range BEV. 350 Miles per charge at highway speeds of 55 to 70 MPH.
71.5 kwh battery rated for up to 715 kw of discharge power.
He is expecting to get about ~5 Miles per kwh over the 350 mile run.
He is considering weather to go with a 100 kw or 200 kw motor controller / Inverter and drive motor.
That's crazy ... but I look forward to reading more about it as the story unfolds.
I have to think of ways to raise funds/sponsorship to do a build like that!
Anyone have any ways? Grants?