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by Tremelune
Thu, 13 Jun 2019, 02:46
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Spec my powerplant: BMW E30 318is
Replies: 29
Views: 2966

Re: Spec my powerplant: BMW E30 318is

Have you considered gutting a Nissan Leaf? At least in California, they can be had for USD$6k pretty easily. Good power, 8:1 reduction, 100km range, and a good fit for direct drive (if you're able to do all the fabrication mounting it in the rear, which might require cutting the trunk some). A nice ...
by Tremelune
Thu, 13 Jun 2019, 02:35
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Battery Box building
Replies: 14
Views: 1989

Re: Battery Box building

What about a steel frame wrapped in thin moldable plastic?
by Tremelune
Thu, 13 Jun 2019, 02:29
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Transplanting running gear from a Leaf to ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2334

Re: Transplanting running gear from a Leaf to ?

I'm still in the process of getting mine working, but it's becoming fairly common. The summation of my research and tribulations is here: https://www.diyelectriccar.com/forums/showthread.php?t=199847 Using the whole car is a bit of a pain, but not crazy, and very cost effective for all that you get ...
by Tremelune
Thu, 13 Jun 2019, 02:21
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Total NOOB to convert Classic Mini
Replies: 45
Views: 5803

Re: Total NOOB to convert Classic Mini

OEM cars are the bang-for-buck champs for road-going EV conversion components these days, and which one to use will depend heavily on what is available in your neck of the ocean. Stateside, the Nissan Leaf is common, cheap, and the components are well understood (hacked). The main issue with the Lea...