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Contract financial developer at a large bank in Charlotte, NC.


Apr
21
comment How to convert a gasoline powered vehicle to all electric.
Sorry, 0-30 MPH, as electric motors generate the most torque at 0 RPM. He can accelerate quickly from stops but 0-30 takes much less time than 30-50 MPH. My limited understanding is that the lead-acid batteries do not handle large current drains as well as Lithium batteries. And from my limited understanding of batteries in series (e.g., 16 x 6V batteries to get 96V), the last battery gets drained first and gets charged first, and as a consequence, wears out first. Is my thinking correct?
Apr
20
comment How to convert a gasoline powered vehicle to all electric.
A local EV enthusiast has referred me to canev.com/KitsComp/index.html and go-ev.com.
Apr
20
comment How to convert a gasoline powered vehicle to all electric.
Might be that LiFePO4 is right for a light car, as well. I've been talking to an EV enthusiast who says that lead acid golf-cart batteries will jump out of the gate from 0 to 30 but wimp out from 30 to cruising speed.
Apr
14
comment How to convert a gasoline powered vehicle to all electric.
When you say "really expensive" batteries, do you mean Lithium Ion batteries, golf-cart batteries, or something else?