I realise they are heavy and for simple personal transport they are ridiculously too heavy. But there are useful purposes to them so discussing the options is worth while.
Here are some cheap CrossX cars off ebay for example.
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Or a Crewman Cross 8 in black at $17k
2004 VY Series 2 Holden Crewman Cross 8 Black V8 Ute
Or Crewman Cross 6 with options at $19k
2006 Holden Crewman VZ MY06 Cross 6 White 4sp A
With white bull bar fit.
Or on Carsales has 2004 HOLDEN CREWMAN VY II CROSS 8
The Crewman Cross 8 and 6 have the same AWD as the Ford Territory.
I was imagining 3 ACIM motors up front under the hood.
One Into the transmission.
Two for the Front axles.
So the regen on the Front and Can be controlled.
They can be geared for Lower RPM so high braking torque can be achieved and AWD in muddy conditions can be controlled.
If rear dif is LSD you have a very good slippery control system with seperate torque control on the front.
I thought a comparison of fuel use of a Load Carrying Crew Cab would be worth considering.
After owning a Triton for a while and getting LPG on it and seeing the difference in Fuel With Load and Without and Highway use, I thought the Crewman would be a better option. As it has lower Aero Drag and is a locally built car.
The Triton Conversion By "engaging nature" is a good example and a good comparison.
So one approach woul dbe just replace the V8 or V6 with a 55kW Continous motor that has a peak power of 150kW. Thats going to provide plenty of performance.
Now is the theory that the Direct Drive to rear wheels and controller going to give a 80% effiecient Battery to Wheel performance.
So Driving at less than 70km/h going to dominate the use of power by just the acceleration of the Mass of the car (with all the batteries and gear in the tray) So a 30kWh batterry will being used at 200Wh/km give 80% of 30kWh.
So will a range of 30kWh/200Wh/km = 150km be possible.
A 30kWh battery will cost at $0.40/wh x 30k = $12000 buks.
Could the battery be 3 packs of 10kWh.
So what is the Fuel use of the pertrol versions.
Auto speed has a picture of the AWD setup in the article Holden Crewman Cross 8 Test
They also say about the Fuel use:
The other article on the V6 version says 20% less fuel use than the Cross8.And what of fuel consumption, you ask?
During our test, we recorded an alarming 19 litres per 100km in urban/city conditions and around 17 litres of unleaded with open-road driving. It’s fair to say the Cross 8 has an insatiable thirst. And note that Holden really needs to upgrade the existing 68 litre fuel tank capacity: this is a severe limitation for long distance touring.
So what could be achieved with a pure EV conversion.
And would two extra small motors on the front axle be of benefit.