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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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