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WaxyChicken 01-16-2008 01:27 AM

Has anyone here made an EV...
 
Has anyone here actually built their own EV from the ground up?
by "from the ground up" i mean - has anyone here built an EV and started with nothing but a frame? (I'm talking road worthy EVs)

and no, strapping a chair to a turtle doesn't count. :turtle:

trebuchet03 01-16-2008 01:29 AM

MetroMPG did :)

search for Forkenswift ;)

WaxyChicken 01-16-2008 01:36 AM

AH - so THAT'S how i stumbled on your site. I found Forkenswift first on U-Tube. but does that count? he started with an already made car. not exactly ground up. just modded (very well done, btw) instead of built.

MetroMPG 01-16-2008 01:40 AM

bennelson made an electric Kawasaki: Electric Motorcycle conversion

Frank too: Dirt-E Bike (Kawasaki KE-175 Electric Conversion)

SVOboy 01-16-2008 01:40 AM

Well, it'd be troublesome to use JUST a frame and nothing else...I think it might even be easier to build your own frame and body than to try and build a body to some rando car's frame, na?

trebuchet03 01-16-2008 02:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WaxyChicken (Post 5662)
AH - so THAT'S how i stumbled on your site. I found Forkenswift first on U-Tube. but does that count? he started with an already made car. not exactly ground up. just modded (very well done, btw) instead of built.

Ahh.... You mentioned starting with a frame - which is somewhat close to what I was thinking with Metro's project :)

s2man 01-17-2008 02:01 PM

With a uni-body car, doesn't the body count as the frame? ;-)

jazzie604 01-17-2008 07:10 PM

I think if you started with a 2 seater tube frame chassis, you could have a very well set up highway eater. You could make it small and light.

WaxyChicken 01-17-2008 10:05 PM

I'm thinking maybe I'll get a Go-Kart down the line and mod it into a street worthy EV.
But then again, I'm always thinking of stuff i don't have the money for.

Yaristock 01-17-2008 11:18 PM

Well you can always get a dunbuggy kit minus the petrol engine and replace it with an electric on but finding places for batteries is another thing. thats what I have always wanted to do really, an all electric 4wheel independently driven dunebuggy


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