Many of us have tried our hand at the ol’ electric car conversion hack. Yank the engine, throw in an industrial DC or AC motor, and bob’s your uncle. Simple stuff. But if you can’t find just the right motor for your application… why not design and build your own brushless DC motor?
This mind-blowing build is by an electrical engineer who decided to design a 45kW motor (that’s 60HP). That’s not a typo. Design and build a 45kW motor! He has a video series on the design process which includes the CAD and all the calculations he did to make this thing work. Once he had the design complete and ordered the custom parts, he started building it.
In his living room.
We’ve seen lots of cool conversions before, but this project takes the cake. We’ll have to update you guys once he throws it into his EV Opel Agila. And if you can’t wait — check out his YouTube channel, there’s tons of amazing electric motor based projects there.