Well, it's been another long gap in the blog - but there has been lots of progress with the car. Yesterday, we finished installing the clutch and the engine mounts, and got the motor secured into the car. The battery system isn't ready yet, so we went for a test drive using the original 12V lead-acid battery! It was a low-speed excursion, but the acceleration up to 6kmph was really fast! There was some minor vibration in the flywheel, which we may need to remove at some point.

The BMS board have been built, and now the testing begins. Hopefully in a week or so they'll be ready, and the batteries can be fully charged for the first time.

Check out the video of our first drive in the SMEV944 in the Pictures section.