Electric Sportscar

Electric Horseless Carriage

The Shop


Lotus Info


"A man must keep a little back shop where he can be himself without reserve. In solitude alone can he know true freedom."
-Michel De Montaigne 1588

The Drive Train

Secondary reduction sprockets.

Two 500W 24 volt permanent magnet DC motors and primary chain sprockets.

By using 2 motors, I avoid having a mechanical differential.

The whole drive train (upside down for assembly)

Controller and batteries fitted.

Here is the partially completed pedal cluster.

Here it is mounted on the body. Notice the linkage to the potentiometer that feeds the speed signal.

Pedals and steering tiller.

On my first run, I bent the jack-shaft. 1/2" is much too small. Need to replace with 3/4". There is a lot more power to those electric moors han I ever thought.

3/4" shafts installed. This looks better.

Test drive was successfull. No chain hop or shaft deflection. Here is a short clip (1.5M).