Isrev wrote:I don't have experience with electric cars but I've read what I can and I've rewired cars before (granted, it was a 96 Mustang and 97 F. Aspire, but it still counts!)
It doesn't count for high voltage, high current DC wiring; that's a little different, and the danger level is quite high.
I don't want to totally discourage you, but please post any plans here before attempting anything. We don't want another "Plasma Boy
" (the White Zombie owner, not the Disney comic character).
Edit: re-reading that true story, I note that some of the precautions (e.g. re acid and hydrogen) refer to the battery technology of the day: lead acid. That doesn't apply to today's lithium batteries. Water is still the best defence against a battery fire, despite lithium and water not working well together. There is little exposed lithium in a lithium battery, and extinguishing the plasma is by far the most important thing. Dry sand is even better, but you're more likely to have water available in an emergency.