So I’m 22 and going to college. School is only 8 miles away and gas prices and maintence for my 1.6 elantra is making me even more broke. I ride my bike every night for the exercise and just to burn off energy and I got to thinking…
My plan: 1 rear wheel, 1 widend front fork, 1 1000w brush motor, 1 lead-acid car battery, a sprocket on the motor shaft with a chain to the rear wheel which is now a front wheel.
My hope: to get to and from school in one charge, or a least to school and charge it for a minimum of 4hours to get me home. minimum 20mph.
Iv’e done a ton of research into batteries, motors and potometers, but I don’t think I need a potometer. I imagine just a push button switch for acceleration. Peddal up to speed, push in the button and away you go.
12v is great for going uphill and there is a big one coming back home. But I want to be able to switch on the fly to 24v so I need a transformer, but I know nothing about them! What about 2 batteries you say, well if I do that I would still want 48v which is actually my long term ultimate goal.
So in conclusion if somone would give me some specs to look for when buying a transformer that idealy would be very effcient and just stout enough for 48v and 1000w I’d be very grateful.
Soon to be EVing Ryan from SoCal.