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 Post subject: Electric Mini
PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2023 7:02 pm 
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I am going to have a crack at building an electric conversion for Minis. Got lots of ideas and electrical knowhow, and will be winging the rest if it :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Electric Mini
PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2023 7:09 pm 
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Have you seen the Jaunt motors kit? Apparently it’s a bolt in subframe and no modifications are required to the shell. It all looks pretty good until you get to the price near the bottom…

https://www.jauntmotors.com/mini

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 Post subject: Re: Electric Mini
PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2023 8:14 pm 
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Thanks Timmy, Yep that is the fellten kit by the looks.
My plan is not so much to get an ev mini but more to see what I can do to make one.

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 Post subject: Re: Electric Mini
PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2023 8:52 pm 
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Is this EV setup only used on dry suspension Mini's?


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 Post subject: Re: Electric Mini
PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2023 9:07 pm 
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That kit looks to be based on a UK single bolt subframe which was only available with dry suspension. I wonder how the weight balance changes with the conversion and if it’d be suitable if it was made hydro

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 Post subject: Re: Electric Mini
PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2023 10:19 am 
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There are numerous ways to attack the electrical side of things. low voltage dc, medium or high voltage dc ac etc and all have their own particular pros and cons. I can use any and all as I have on hand all sorts of motors and speed controllers. I have in the past built small electric vehicles, rideon trains, bikes, trikes etc using low voltage dc but for this i think i will opt for low / med ac. The trick is gearing, that is to say getting the motor to run at its optimally efficient rpm while running the driveline at a useable speed.
My plan is to use a standard gearbox initially which will allow me to work out the best gearing for the motor. The rest is still very much in the pipeline.

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 Post subject: Re: Electric Mini
PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2023 6:23 pm 
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I assume you have read up on the G.O.S.H. carborg project?
Electric motor on top of a mini gearbox.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/195119945538260/


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 Post subject: Re: Electric Mini
PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2023 12:59 pm 
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timmy201 wrote:
Have you seen the Jaunt motors kit? Apparently it’s a bolt in subframe and no modifications are required to the shell. It all looks pretty good until you get to the price near the bottom…

https://www.jauntmotors.com/mini


was not ready for that number hahahaha

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 Post subject: Re: Electric Mini
PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2023 1:52 pm 
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The electrogenic is a little more wallet friendly.

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 Post subject: Re: Electric Mini
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2023 6:31 pm 
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WOW! I meant to go check out their kit at the mini club meeting last month. I was expecting it to be expensive, but that's WAY more than I was thinking...


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 Post subject: Re: Electric Mini
PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2023 10:51 am 
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I just want someone to put a Koenigsegg Terrier in a mini. Or even 4wd with 4 Koenigsegg Quarks.

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 Post subject: Re: Electric Mini
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2024 6:45 pm 
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I had a good look at and a drive of a Jaunt conversion a few weeks ago, it's a lovely thing, obviously pricey, but the owner did get what he paid for

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 Post subject: Re: Electric Mini
PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2024 3:35 pm 
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Electric Classic Cars do a mini kit based on a tesla small drive unit, I can't see anything on thier website but there's some stuff on thier YouTube.
https://youtu.be/QZ9td0EnRpk?si=BsEou7wH1UY1uuC4
https://youtu.be/fKWe1R1bWOM?si=oJu2q-C-99Qp9I_u

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 Post subject: Re: Electric Mini
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2024 4:05 pm 
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I love the idea of a powerful EV mini, but that price for Jaunt's offering is staggering. Also wonder how much fun is lost in effectively having a single speed auto, without the joy of working through the gears on some twisty road?


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 Post subject: Re: Electric Mini
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2024 8:02 pm 
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hewey wrote:
I love the idea of a powerful EV mini, but that price for Jaunt's offering is staggering. Also wonder how much fun is lost in effectively having a single speed auto, without the joy of working through the gears on some twisty road?


I love watching this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXhOyghwJnE

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