Just saw this electric speedster conversion kit.
https://www.evwest.com/catalog...&products_id=225

You will still need to add another $1500 or so in batteries.
Total equipment price with battery looks to be about $9k

Who's up for the challenge?
-=theron

 

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So you just leave it in 3rd gear all the time?  Does it use a clutch disc - where for more miles you could shift to 4th?  Is  motor polarity reversed for reverse?

Viable looking kit and reasonably priced. Motor is small and low volt but AC with regen braking is a big plus. A decade ago when I was looking at doing Bridget as a DC car it was going to cost me that much at least for a lead acid setup at 120 volts with a Warp 9 motor and I concluded it would not quite have the range I needed to commute to and from work. That range was 40 miles. 

Things have gotten much better and more interesting.

@WOLFGANG: yeah, electric motors have the flattest torque curve evar. This one is 120 ft-lbs from 1 rpm to about 10,000 rpm so third is good. Also second is good. Fourth would be good as well. And of course you could also use a fifth if you wanted bragging rights. The gear selection would not affect power usage (mileage) very much though. 

You keep the clutch and transaxle for reverse. 

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But then, there’s THIS........

Yeah, F Elon and his fairy dust BS. Same load on the "carbon signature". It just shifts it to the coal and diesel powerplants instead of burning a little dinosaur doo-doo directly. It's a shell game. The sheep can have their electric crap.

@DannyP posted:

Yeah, F Elon and his fairy dust BS. Same load on the "carbon signature". It just shifts it to the coal and diesel powerplants instead of burning a little dinosaur doo-doo directly. It's a shell game. The sheep can have their electric crap.

Tell us how you really feel, Danny. 

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