I have a project on the drawing board to use an electric front wheel motor for my next build. It will be interesting to learn from your experience and read your progress post from the UK. I'm especially interesting to learn about batteries
and the recharging nature of the batteries used in this application. If someone had a small enough generator to carry onboard, could the batteries be charged while under way ?
When you have your project complete and are satisfied it may be interesting to write it up in the BBC H2G2 project.
These are questions I've been pondering.