While commercial EV’s have started a major transformation of transport for the 21st century, the increased availability of high performance batteries and electric drive systems at reducing costs is a huge benefit to amateur designers and builders, simplifying and opening new opportunities in car design and construction.
The Botmotion platform presents a simple lightweight and flexible EV platform that can be built at home and is suited to a range of vehicle types, battery and motor sizes. Essentially it comprises of a large battery box which also doubles as the main structure of the car on which suspension, motors and passenger cells are mounted. It is uses dual or quad motor layouts with a simple belt or chain drive.
The Botmotion platform is an economical approach with the majority of costs required for sourcing electrical components such as batteries, motors and controllers.
Wayne Prangnell, November 2013