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Rich

Another abomination spotted.

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https://www.ne-motorsalvage.co.uk/salvage-vehicles/details/VOLKSWAGEN-LUPO-3-DOOR-HATCHBACK/3659

 

Probably worth the bottom figure to transplant into something else.

DC/DC (ugh) is 250 ISH to buy

Other bit I can't remember is $700 

Batteries are about £250 ish shopping about for all four.

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Wont go far or fast on them batteries. Would be interested to know what motor though.

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I am sure this appeared on here before. It was another person who posted it. I like the idea but it needs more development.

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Needs lifting out and putting in a 6n2 with double batteries.

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I was thinking about doing an EV in either an old polo breadvan or mk1 twingo (looks right for an ev IMO). There was a guy on ebay in the US who went by the id blackdog who had a bunch of NOS ev1 motors. Syncronous things, AC rotary field theory, where you speed up the rotary mag field if you want to up the revs. Kinda like a washing machine motor (but bigger= 18kW continuous), which instead of running at 50Hz, you vary the ac frequency from DC (with current limiting) to about 4kHz for max speed. Apparently, way way more efficient than using DC motors.

Thing i love about EVs is that you can over-rate an electric motor by loads for brief periods. So a small 15kW motor can take being run at 150kW for a few seconds. Like having a moped engine that can belt out Bentley power.... just long enough to do silly 0-60 times.

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I don't think it's a bad idea.... But that looks lethal. The wiring in that engine bay......

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