FrogE #2 is taking shape. This is an electric conversion for a customer in Maryland. Here’s the car with batteries mocked-up. We have changed the battery chemistry and design for this car (from our first prototype), which should help make our forthcoming Sprite electric kits easier for customers to build themselves.
Below, you can see the cells laid out in the engine bay for 100 mile range and optimal weight balance. An additional tray of batteries will be mounted under the trunk floor in the place of the fuel tank. In this way, we replicate the near 50/50 weight distribution that makes a Bugeye such a delight to drive.
Below you can see how we receive the batteries from the manufacturer. All 50 cells power each Sprite conversion. We’ll share more photos as this build progresses!