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Electric MotorCAR

  1. Sep 5, 2010 #1
    Yes, I did change my mind. Everyone I've asked has said that a motorcycle would be a bad idea. And yes, this would be for the experience.

    So..I was thinking of finding an old car, dismantling it, and selling the parts I don't need to help with expenses.

    Any tips?
     
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  3. Sep 5, 2010 #2

    cronxeh

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    Buy a golf cart, strip it down to the chassis, keep all the electromechanical gizmos in place, replace the battery with a bigger LiFePO4 pack, and maybe get a lift kit and bigger wheels, replace the seats, the lights, the blinkers, and make an exterior as pleasant as you like, maybe even add solar panels on top.


    http://www.hummerguy.net/hummer-news/the-return-of-the-38000-hummer…golf-cart

    http://www.lcdigitalphotography.com/images/Golf%20Cart.JPG [Broken]

    http://www.cruisecarinc.com/images/carts-sunray1.jpg [Broken]
     
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  4. Sep 5, 2010 #3
    Was thinking of dismantling an old Porsche.
     
  5. Sep 5, 2010 #4

    cronxeh

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    Blasphemy! And in what universe is an old Porsche cheap?
     
  6. Sep 5, 2010 #5
    Never said it would be cheap.

    I just really hate gas stations.
     
  7. Sep 5, 2010 #6

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    Thumbing through any http://www.oeva.org/resources/members/" [Broken] will give you an idea of the cost and types of cars you can convert. Porsche 914's seem to be a popular conversion. Googling "electric 914" yields 9140 hits.

    The above EV club has everything from a 100 mph http://www.evalbum.com/206", along with a couple of 914's.

    And it looks as though you can pick up Porsche gliders http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1016976".
     
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  8. Sep 6, 2010 #7

    brewnog

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    Mine was! :biggrin:
     
  9. Sep 6, 2010 #8

    Ivan Seeking

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    Okay, old Porsches are cheap in the universe of Great Britain.
     
  10. Sep 6, 2010 #9
    Some inspiration: http://www.siemens.com/press/en/presspicture/index.php?type=2&tag=pn&view=special&division=&hit=5&press=/en/presspicture/pictures-photonews/2009/pn200911.php" [Broken]

    Or you can just buy one for € 250 000

    In all seriousness buy a small (light) car as possible, hatchback of some make.
     
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