Battery Mounts

A project log for The Flux Buggy

An Electric Dune Buggy Capable of Scary Amounts of Torque

james-hobsonJames Hobson 06/16/2014 at 12:280 Comments

Time to start modifying the frame! We picked up a bunch of steel from the local Metal Supermarket (no seriously, that's what it is called!) and designed battery mounts off the side of the buggy.

These help keep the center of gravity very low to the ground (the batteries weigh almost 500lbs), but do not hang any lower than the current frame (we still want to be able to go off-roading with it). It looks like we'll have to upgrade the suspension too, as the front suspension is completely bottomed out now with the weight of the batteries in the buggy (let alone a driver!).