Hi. New to forum and EVs. My young son and I are working to build a functional GEM as part of a project to learn about electric vehicles. We acquired through a good friend the body of a 2005 E2 that was in rough shape. We’ve cleaned it up, dealt with rust issues, and put on new brakes. We have an older DeltaQ Quiq charger (model 912-7200), and we are now looking to buy, but especially to learn, all the “go” parts: 1) a controller, 2) a motor, 3) batteries, and perhaps 4) a dc-to-dc converter. We are looking for help to learn from others who are more experienced.
Which controller should we purchase? T3/T4? What source?
Ride4Fun motor seems to be what most are using for a new motor purchase?
Lithium batteries seem interesting, but perhaps new and untested in GEMs relative to FLA/AGM?
One of our goals is to work toward getting the GEM to make a 16mile round trip on fairly level ground.