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Old 10-22-2019, 12:01 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I kind of like it but I'm not really on board. If I'm going to convert to an EV, I want it to look the part. A motor that looks nothing like the old 22R is fine by me. If it isn't saddled with silly cladding, maybe we can package the hardware to fit a couple of battery modules up front with the motor, or make all the various components more easily serviceable.

Another EV conversion doohickey that recently broke out was this:

Its big advantage is that it completely displaces an entire axle, and according to what I'm reading could be adapted to either front or rear drive (or if you're just that guy, both). Again, power output is modest but sufficient for a lot of older, lower powered applications. Their example is a classic Mini but I think it would rock under the rear of, for instance, a 30-year-old compact pickup.

Lead or follow. Either is fine.
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