I would much much prefer to snag a a High Voltage Battery from a salvage car, trouble is every one i find is priced almost as much as a working car! Seems the prices of these packs now have some kind of scene tax associated with, everyone knows what they are worth - not to mention people are buying them to use on DIY Power Walls etc.4 grand is cheap.
Maybe build an ebike first?
Used EV packs are the cheapest way but you need to know what you're doing.
Building from imported cells is more straightforward less risky.
You have a steep learning curve ahead, spend a few hundred hours googling and reading past threads before buying anything.
As i posted above this is the perfect scenario to me, maybe im just tight but everything seems to be massively overpriced, Second Hand packs seem to be almost the same price as new ones - in the places im looking anyway.I suspect the cheapest way would be to buy a complete Leaf or something that has been crashed
Thanks for the advice, i have now setup on every auction site i can find alerts for all the cars i would be looking to salvage. Using some quick guesstimations, im sure i can stick pretty close to the following:I am going to expand that last comment
A conversion IMHO -
will cost twice as much as a second hand Leaf - and be half as "good"
But that is still OK if you end up with YOUR car - your "Hot Rod"
But given that start point then going out and buying a Leaf - in order to CONVERT it becomes a sensible first step
Just as in the past if you wanted to build a Kit Car based on a Marina or something you would go and buy a Marina