@MintyMat @mgbarrett @bembridgefish I'm very tempted to give making one a go... anyone got a spare workshop?

@MintyMat @mgbarrett @bembridgefish I'm very tempted to give making one a go... anyone got a spare workshop?

Being fairly lightweight. Reverend Gadget at Left Coast Electric swears he can convert everything from a Hummer to a snowmobile, but then, he's the good Reverend Gadget, who's been converting gas vehicles to electric since Ben Franklin first got the dotty notion to fly his kite in a thunderstorm. You'll get most bang for your battery buck if you think "light and aerodynamic". Possessing a manual transmission. This is first of all because a transmission is just not all that necessary with electric car motors ; they won't stall if you start them in the highest gear, and they just don't operate the same way as that petrol-puffer does: they use a controller (DC) or an inverter (AC) to tell your electric motor to go backward/forward slower/faster instead. An automatic transmission just takes a big chunk of the available motor horsepower and just TOSSES it right out the door...a...

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