1. FocusEV Home 2. About Me 3. Decisions, Decisions 4. Acquiring the Parts 5. Removing the Engine 6. Mating the Motor
7. Battery Placement 8. Beefy Suspension 9. Wiring 10. Fuel Gauge 11. On the Road 12. Pictures of the Project
13. Tach and Speedo 14. Fuel Gauge 15. Power Steering Pump 16. Upgrade to Lithium    

Gathering the Parts for the Conversion

Many of my decisions about which components to use are documented in the parts list that I've created for the project. I now have gathered almost all of the necessary parts. The key parts that determine performance, range, and cost are the batteries and the motor controller. The charger and the drive motor also affect these but to a lesser extent.

The chargers arrived today and I intend to order the batteries in the next few days. I'll use 8V flooded-lead acid Golf Cart batteries. Here's a copy of my parts list. Items highlighted in light green are already in my possession.

Updated 28AUG2008 CHS