Working behind the conversion of old cars into electric vehicles
The first challenge for the conversion of gasoline engine classic cars into electric-powered vehicle is a technical one. A car is an collection of components and parts with connected performance and characteristics. For instance, the dimensions of the car wheels and the car weight directly influence the selection of car parts, including the suspension system and the brakes. Checking out whether these parameters comply or not is necessary for converting an old car with a gasoline combustion engine into an electric one.
The following components undergo several changes to complete the conversion procedure:
Gearbox and Engine
The gearbox is a vital component of a vehicle with internal combustion. However, it is useless for the cars that use electric motors. Keeping this gearbox might be harmful if you are converting your classic car into an electric one. So, you have to lose it to install an electric motor. Also, the removal of the gearbox demands extensive amendments to the vehicle.
Furthermore, the Lunaz team install an electric-powered propulsion unit into the chassis of the gasoline or diesel-based car chassis. This installation cultivates the problem of receiving the energy from the car engine to the wheels.
Battery and charger
The batteries of the old cars also have some drawbacks. These drawbacks start with the price of the batteries. A lithium-ion battery is tremendously expensive and can only offer a range of hundred kilometres. The manufacturers are foreseeing a suitable method for building this gigantic and hefty component in the old cars without disturbing the dynamic behaviour, volume distribution, and safety features.
The Lunaz team consider these complicated issues and fix them at the planning stage for innate hybrid and electric vehicle, for example, in the technical inventions resulting from the corporation between the fire service and Renault.
The conversion of combustion engine-powered cars to electric-powered cars also needs the setting up of a charging circuit. The wattage of these charging circuits gets limited by the heat dissipation constraints. These constraints are also complex to get around, in the case of no proper pre-designing of the electric vehicle.
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