Creating an Around Town(go-cart size) EV

I am going to make an EV that is sizable and fast enough to take me to work and back. 25 miles there and back. This is mostly just something for me to show progressive work, and for my own scientific education I’m going to build my own motor.

What my plan is to do:

(done)Strip a Riding Lawn Mower down to the chassis

starting with small engine to start and get to know it works

Create my motor Make one large enough to move me and the chassis

Figure out a steering column

Put Brakes on it

Test Drive

Go to work

If i forgot something that is a main step that might hinder my progess plz let me know!