Across the Do-It-Yourself electric-conversion landscape, there is perhaps no EV drivetrain more longed for than that comprised of a liquid-cooled AC motor mated to a single-speed gearbox. Unfortunately, they are difficult to come by, as the motors are typically only made available to automakers and are usually quite expensive. Gearboxes? Fuggedaboutit. Now though, a window of opportunity appears to have opened. Azure Dynamics, the bankrupted company behind the drivetrain that powered the ill-fated Ford Transit Connect Electric, has had its assets liquidated and many of the components ... Read More
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