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Old 05-11-2009, 08:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
Electric Frenzy
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Need some further input on EV build

Ok, I know I sound like a broken record but I was wondering if you EV guys could help me better understand my build process.

These items I'm showing you are all hypotheticals but I'd like to see what you thought about them if they were all fabricated to work together.

The first pic is a brand new 48v golf cart motor and the second is a close ratio 6spd Harley transmission. Both items combined would be under $1k. If I were able to mate them up and throw on some good batteries wouldn't I have a pretty decent little scooter?

the reason I ask is that the motor is rated for about 13mph at 3000rpms. I figured with the trans I'd be able to string that out a lot longer while still having punchy acceleration. Am I right?

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