Longtime Karmann Eclectricians will recall that the 2014-15 Grumman KurbWatt project came together thanks to the generous sponsorship of http://www.better-energy-llc.com/ and several local hobbyists who shared spare and/or used parts.
The Ranger EV does not yet have a funding source identified for batteries. The students and I are running the numbers on different battery options, both new and OEM salvage. Our goal is a solid 100 miles of range, which means at least 35 usable kWh with a pack voltage that ranges between 300 and 370V. A pair of crashed i-MiEV, a couple of original LEAF packs that are already down their depreciation curve, some orphan Think packs, a couple of Volts or a crashed Smart ED or Spark EV- the list of possibilities is very long. Who out there in the ether cares to step up? I have truck and will travel!