You just made me think of something. How many people here have heard of Grassroots Racing? The concept is something like: build up a $2000 car (total cost), then race it against everyone else who entered the contest.
Maybe we need to have a Cheap EV Build-Off competition. Like $1500 US max expenditure, cars judged on top speed, range, creativity, safety, aesthetics...
Anyway - best of luck to you, too. I say forget the house and start on your Metro. What's the saying... You can't drive your house, but you can live in your car.
Has anyone offered to donate money to you for batteries? Maybe you should ask for donations and just keep an account of it on your video....Keep up your save the earth tour.
The idea of setting up a carbon offset program to fund the build did occur to me...
The 36v idea sounds good - and surely it would cause less Peukert effect rather than more?. Because, from the viewpoint of each 12v battery, less current will be being used (because there are 12 rather than 8 batteries), so the current gets spread out?
__________________ Team GasMisers5 - #1 for first three rounds of the original GS Fuel Economy Challenge
Miles displaced by e-bike since 1 Jan 2008: 62.6 (0 kWh used)