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Old 11-13-2008, 12:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sharky - '08 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS
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The Scrap-EV Project

I decided to start a log to monitor my progress with my EV.
The phases are bound to change so I won't get into that until I have my donor car.

I am currently looking at a 1992 Miata convertible 5spd. Only $995. The only issue I see is the small space available for the batteries. Anyone have feedback on that? The hunt will continue until I find the perfect car, I'm in no rush there.

Motors and controllers are important and I plan to actively seek those.

In the mean time I don't like to sit idle, so I plan on putting together what I can. An LED battery monitor, picking up some of the parts like the 12v pump. Also I want to look into powering my lights with it's own independent battery. Because I am in SoCal, I am going to use a solar panel (or attempt to). I just need to research the voltage needed to charge and not just idle the battery.

So here we go - EV #1.

Projects: Scrap-EV - 0% complete (Website)
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