I've come across a mint condition 3 wheel Schwinn bike (big tricycle) and I'd like to modify it to be electric driven. My main focus is an efficient electric system and I would like to integrate solar charging at one point.
I'm willing and able to build it myself. I don't need a kit although I'm interested in integrating the most technical advancement within the last few years.
Recently, I spent some time in California and it appears the best and fastest electric bikes have the motor mounted in the front hub to pull the bike. This Schwinn bike has a very large basket behind the seat mounted over the rear axle where I could have larger battery packs.
How can one modify this 3-wheel Schwinn to an electric bike?
Note: It will be used only on relatively flat terrain, in Florida.