EV Chassis Selection — Volkswagen Corrado

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This goes through some of the you need to address when a vehicle to convert to electric.

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My Criteria

There are of considerations that came play when looking for a that is a good candidate for to electric. However, the first and important thing to decide is you need in a car. Will an EV work for you? My EV Background goes into some about what modern EVs are of. Once you know what you you can go through the below criteria, and some EV Performance Analysis on selected chassis, and see if it pencils

In my case, I want a second car is good for running around It needs some cargo but not a lot. A two-seater is fine for me. I want to get maximum range I can. Performance needs to be for freeway usage.

Note some people convert a truck because they cargo capacity or because it is Others will convert a passenger car because they to be able to carry the whole I don’t follow these to their logical conclusions, That isn’t what I was for.

Chassis Selection

There are hundreds of different car How did I decide on a Toyota MR2? the first thing I identified was kind of car I need. In my case, a sports car fits my criteria above: two seater, some space. So what then? I at these criteria:

Weight

Aerodynamics

Precedent

Issues

Parts availability

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One could probably identify things to worry about, but were the big ones for me. More follow.

Weight

Weight is a big with an EV, even more so if you in a hilly area like me. An EV can lose 500 to 1000 worth of combustion stuff and gain to 2000 pounds worth of EV and batteries.

Why is weight important? It affects Acceleration, hill climbing and rolling resistance all get worse as the car heavier.

It makes sense to with the lightest vehicle you can that will meet usage requirements. Bear in though that looking at weight (generally defined as the of the vehicle ready-to-drive, with a tank, but no people or cargo) is not the number to look at. You need to that different cars may substantially heavier or lighter For example, two similar sized may weight the same, but one has a 500 pound block V8 in it, and the other has a 300 pound You would be able to lighten the car more. In the case of my MR2, its curb weight was quite at 2265Lbs, and I stripped out its fairly engine (245lbs) and another 275 of other stuff, making the chassis weigh in at about

I used various consumer to locate Curb Weight for cars I was considering, and I used engine weight tables I online to estimate the weight of the components that I would be In the case of the MR2, I estimated pounds of take-off weight, came out pretty close. to such sites are on the EV Reference page.


Following is a list of some of the I considered, and their advertised weights. Sometimes curb was given as a range, in that I took something in the middle. also that many of cars have twins. For the Mitsubishi Eclipse also badged as a Eagle Talon and Laser. This list is not of course. I only bothered to cars I figured I might in an acceptable price range.

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