Re: [DML] Who Killed the Electric Car?
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Re: [DML] Who Killed the Electric Car?



Rich,

You are right that the D as currently configured is not a good 
candidate for an EV conversion.  The main problem is the heavy weight 
fiberglass sub body.

This needs to be replaced with an aluminum structure.  Fortunately, the 
FG design has mostly flat surfaces so that fabricating an aluminum 
replacement would not be all that difficult.  Time consuming, YES.  You 
should incorporate the box tube roll gage design similar to 
indy/NasCars.

As for the frame issue,  I would redesign the car so that it is 12 to 
15 inches higher to have a slide in and out batter tray under the 
passenger area.  similar to the VW electric buses of the 70s.

This height increase would also make it easier for older D owners to 
get into an out of their cars.  It would also give you a front trunk 
where you can actually put stuff.

After removing the engine, trans, radiator, your would  have plenty of 
room in the rear for the electric motor and an adaptor to the trans 
axle.

You could still keep all the original sheet metal and the stock 
Delorean look can be maintained with some ground effect add ons.  
(Might have a picture of this soon.)

However, It would be cool to replace the loovers with solar cells.

Bob



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