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Old 05-13-2019, 02:52 AM   #15
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Amazing project and ambition.

Of course being in England, if our Classic was dependant upon solar charging it would be sitting around A LOT waiting for the sun to shine long enough. Will keenly follow a blog

Good luck, can't wait for updates!


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Old 05-13-2019, 03:21 AM   #16
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I'm waiting for the Tesla Pickup details to be released. My project won't be as ambitious as yours; just massive solar/lithium on my 30 foot Classic and then tie it into the 200KWh Tesla Pickup for charging and use.
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Old 05-13-2019, 07:07 AM   #17
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Amazing project and ambition.

Of course being in England, if our Classic was dependant upon solar charging it would be sitting around A LOT waiting for the sun to shine long enough. Will keenly follow a blog

Good luck, can't wait for updates!


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Luckily he's in Seattle WA, better know as the Sunshine Capital of the US.
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Old 05-13-2019, 07:14 AM   #18
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Has anyone looked into taking Tesla motors and battery packs and making a Tesla powered MoHo?

I would love to do this to my 1984 Airstream 310.

My other thought was to buy a Atlis XP platform and fit my Airstream 310 body to it. Any thoughts on that idea?
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In either case, with all the changes, won’t you have to get the vehicle inspected by one or more DMV/DOT agencies, in order to get plates and insurance based on the original VIN? Getting a new VIN might be an onerous process.

FWIW . . . seeing lots of red tape cluttering up the road ahead IMO.



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Old 05-13-2019, 08:38 AM   #19
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In either case, with all the changes, won’t you have to get the vehicle inspected by one or more DMV/DOT agencies, in order to get plates and insurance based on the original VIN? Getting a new VIN might be an onerous process.

FWIW . . . seeing lots of red tape cluttering up the road ahead IMO.



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Why would he? Same VIN tag on the chassis, same VIN, same registration... In my state at least you aren't required to get permission to do a drivetrain swap.

The only thing I know of is emissions depending on the state. Should be pretty easy to say emissions are zero
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Ok maybe time to kick this up to the top of the forum again.

Why? Well in the last 6months Mr Musk's masterplan has become clear (be the world leader in battery technology by making a few cars and triggering public interest that the other manufacturers will spend billions to fullfill, buying batteries from Tesla).

Which means the Tesla motors, batteries and chargers are available for converting non-EV (at a cost of around $20K for a 200mile range set using the large motor unit).

Also it appears the technology is not appearing limited by battery packs but by the huge torque the motors generate (with reports of the large motor striping teeth, maybe due to the 450hp/450 NM output).

So how do we get a motor designed for transverse mounting, and directly driving the wheels (no transmission etc) into our chassis. I am assuming the whole cart spring dually axle will have to go?

Diesel pusher? Pah! EV pusher coming soon!
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I think electronically limiting the torque in the control system might be easier
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