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Old 18-10-2017, 02:51 PM   #1
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Default Electric powered Mini. Is this the future?

The video doesn't give anything away. I also would like to see some performance figures as "Thermal and acoustic performances have been improved compared to the original car" doesn't say much. The idea is good though...

https://www.ian-motion.com/en/
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Old 18-10-2017, 04:33 PM   #2
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The video puts me right off


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Old 18-10-2017, 05:38 PM   #3
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yeah the video is trying a bit too hard.
I've been thinking about doing an electric mini for a while but don't think it is worth while until battery technology improves massively as for a decent range the battery pack will be massively heavy and take up far too much space sacrificing boot and passenger space and the weight will ruin handling.
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Old 18-10-2017, 05:44 PM   #4
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I see what your saying Gaz, however, all that will quickly be forgotten about when itís so easy to pick up guys at the airfield!
Seriously though, battery and motor technology is moving so quickly at the moment, it really would be a waste taking on a conversion now.


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Old 18-10-2017, 07:52 PM   #5
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I like the idea of an Electric Mini but I'd like to see it with all 4 wheels driven the instant torque from zero revs and 4 driven wheels would give it monster standing start acceleration
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Old 18-10-2017, 08:53 PM   #6
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you might like this then

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Old 19-10-2017, 01:02 PM   #7
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I'd love to build an electric mini just for going to work and back, that link above looks good, would like some more info on the electric motor side of things.
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Old 19-10-2017, 03:57 PM   #8
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me to love to build one ...

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http://evmini.ca/archive

A nice blog here
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Old 19-10-2017, 07:15 PM   #11
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K series Adapter plate for Electric Motor - could be of interest to K series guys and those using Watson frames
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Old 19-10-2017, 07:43 PM   #12
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K series Adapter plate for Electric Motor - could be of interest to K series guys and those using Watson frames
Wasn't the Auto Metro a CVT transmission ? Would that work with an electric motor ? It just seems odd to bolt an Electric Motor to a 5 speed manual box
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Old 19-10-2017, 11:17 PM   #13
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I've been looking at this for a couple years now. The easiest route would be to mate the electric motor to a regular transmission. This would keep servicing as close to standard as possible and you can play with the gearing.
I work at an electric lift truck dealer so motors are easy to find! As others mentioned batteries are the draw back. I would like to look further into adding a generator to top up or extend the range (kinda like the Chevy volt).

Need to finish my current build first tho !!
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Old 20-10-2017, 08:27 AM   #15
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I couldn't help thinking more about those K series adapter plates .. MGF frames front and rear, 2 Metro CVT boxes and two e-motors = 4wd electric twini-Mini - only problem is where would you put the cells ?
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