There are several activities going on in parallel with the car. They involve painting, water proofing and setting up a new welder so that I can make some of the car parts myself. Details will be coming soon.
A friend from Minnesota was in town and he wanted to take a look at the car. He asked a very important question, “Where are you going to put all of the batteries?” I’ve been wondering the same thing. I made a few drawings in Google Sketchup. I want to fit 86 cells into the car. Each cell is 5.59" x 2.64" x 8.58" (67 mm x 142 mm x 218 mm).
32 cells will fit on the sides of the motor – 16 on each side.
Another 20 cells can fit across the top of the motor. I need to leave room for the motor controller.
35 batteries can fit in the space at the front trunk where the gas tank once resided.
Once I get the motor and transmission mounted in the car I will make cardboard mock-ups of the batteries. After I finalize the placement, I will design the battery racks.