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Component placement

The lithium 356 requires careful placement of a number of critical components, including the front and rear battery packs, charger, and motor controller.


  Front and rear battery packs, charger, and controller shown with high amp cable connections


Design considerations include weight balance, access for future maintenance, and efficient cable connections. The high amperage - up to 550 amps - requires large diameter welding cable, and efficient layout is achieved with the shortest possible cable lengths.

The front battery box rests inside the original spare tire hold. Some modification of the hold is necessary in order to fit 16 lithium cells. Rear battery boxes straddle the motor, 10 cells on each side.