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Old 11-27-2007, 03:38 PM   #460 (permalink)
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Snax starts to see the low voltage light...

I am increasingly starting to believe that a lower voltage system is going to be the way to go with my conversion. Although I don't want to fart around with a mess of used parts, just limiting the system to 72 volts cuts costs dramatically. I figure the entire conversion including adapters and accessory electronics could all be done for $2500-$3000 using all new parts. And that would provide a top speed of around 40-45 in my MR2 (which is all I need).

Hunting up a used motor and other accessories could cut that by half or more.
Latest mods: 3-cylinder Mitsubishi Mirage. EcoMods now in progress...
Ecodriving test:
Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown

has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners - electric car conversion on a beer budget
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