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Old 05-21-2009, 08:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi! Newbie wanting to build EV..

Hi guys! Interesting forum!! I've been toying around with the idea about building am Eco-Car for some time now. I was about to do a Bio-diesel, but I decided that EV was the way to go..

I have a couple of questions before starting on this project..

1. What is the battery lifespan or how frequently do they have to be replaced?
2. Do you have to sacrifice commodities such as Power Steering and Air Conditioning? (Since I live in a tropical region air conditioning isn't luxury but a necessity. When it gets hot during summer and specially during rainy seasons when no a/c means fogged windshield. Power steering I can live without)

I would like to build an EV, but I would prefer a car or pickup that could fit 2 to 4 people comfortably. I would like an engine that can at least top 70mph to 75mph, and that doesn't feel sluggish.

That bad part is that since things are getting bit tight these days, my budget now is between $2,000 to $2,500. Am I asking too much??

Ideally, I would like to have it charged with solar power later on.

What vehicles would be the simplest and wisest choice? What Electric Engines would be the best choice to achieve my goal? Mayor parts worth recommending? Any advise would be greatly appreciated!


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