Yesterday I made the decision. After dreaming and talking for years I finally decided to get started on my DIY EV project.
I am not a mechanic, I am not an electrician, and while I may feel way out of my depth at times, I am reassured by Gavin Shoebridge that with only a small amount of knowledge, anyone can make an EV.
Here's a link to his own EV journey, chronicled on youtube well worth a watch.
What I do have is a sharp mind, the ability to learn quickly, and a desire to do something myself. I will probably make a lot of mistakes in my first EV, but I'm hoping to do more afterwards.
This will be an exciting journey.
The first part will be the planning. Choosing the motor, the battery type, size and capacity, and the donor car.
nb, before any of the negativity often associated as part of the myths against electric vehicles begins, I present +Robert Llewellyn's very well presented WebTV show's fully charged to explain the environmental impact, as well as the geopolitical reasons behind my motivation and support of EVs.