I am new to EV world. I been thinking about starting a new project on converting a car to electric for 2 years now. And if I am going to do it, I want to pick a car that will last long and provide comfort and safety. (since I expect a EV requires minimum maintaince after completion and refinement which basically last me forever ^.^) I personally drives alot! I love driving, so I want it to last and safe.
I been thinking about a Mini cooper, or smart since they are very rust proof, and as well provides a very decent safety features like multiple airbags, ABS, Traction control, crash zone and so on.
And I been having this questions, I know using a automatic will just give me a nightmare into coverting it to EV due to all the sensors and etc. so I am fine with a manual transmission. but what about ABS? TC? Once I converted the car to electric motor, will they still work? I want to see if any of you have converted a car with those features and I am very interested to know the result. I don’t plan to spend tons of money on it, aiming to spend around $5000 or so (not including the car’s price) (with minimum range of around 30 miles as the starter) So I can save some money from the battery side. Any ideas on the ABS and TC?