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Old 11-19-2013, 11:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Instructable for simple but roadable EV

Neat little homebuilt EV chassis described in this instructable: Electric Vehicle - A simple lightweight EV platform

Just needs a body:

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Old 11-19-2013, 11:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow, that article is full of great ideas.
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That's awesome!

I may just have to have a crack at that- even if its just stealing the motor setup and some drive design and sticking it in a stock shell
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When I saw the picture the first thing that came thru my mind was a VW Beetle body slightly modded at the A-pillars and roofline...
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Old 11-19-2013, 09:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ya, VW Beetle is exactly what came to my mind too.
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Maybe either a Karmann-Ghia or a Porsche 356 body replicas wouldn't be bad options too.
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Old 11-20-2013, 12:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Oooh... Karmann-Ghia body on that EV chassis would be sweet!
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$15,000 for a sixty-mile range?

It is beautiful!
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60 miles wouldn't still overcome my range-anxiety, but maybe for a friend of mine it would be enought. Anyway, as a last resource, one could get a towable genset to back it up on a road trip...
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Sorry, I don't get it. For half that you can convert a car *with* a body and title and have 60 mile range. This is the expensive and time consuming variety of DIY.

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