DIY Electric Car: Conversion Advantages

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While watching an episode of TOP Gear (The UK version) they were talking about the rising cost of fuel and how it will keep going up in price. The reason why is because oil is starting to run out, so costs much more to try to find more. The worrying thing is, there is no alternative; yes we have a range of electric cars coming to the market, but these are not only expensive but are still not practical.

The reason for this is they just do not have the range yet – meaning that the technology is just not there yet to offer a practical alternative to gasoline powered engines. Do not get me wrong, electric cars are the way to go – we just need the technology to develop at a faster rate than its current rate. For those of you who are interested in an EV car, then did you know that there are DIY conversion kits that will help transform your car and save you money in the long run?

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Alternate Energy Sources has a range of information detailing just how to convert your car to electric. Not too certain how old the article is, but the principle will still be the same – just newer technology to use to build your DIY electric car. They offer you the chance to download plans to build your electric car, you just have to ask yourself if you are ready to undertake the job? If not you can always get someone to do all the work for you, but that will just add to the cost.

So what are the main advantages to converting your car to an EV? The first and most important is not having to pay the extortionate prices for gas, quieter car, engine / motor will last longer and IRS refund. Last but not least, you could have you do not have to pay the price of a Nissan Leaf or a Tesla Roadster.

Below we have embedded a video for you, which should help guide you in how to convert your car to electric. Have you undertaken such a project, if so then please let us know how it has been going for you?

  • eddie

    as can be seen by the video and having worked with an electric motor and motor controller myself, i can tell you that there is a lot of work and safety risks involved in doing such a task. Unless your doing this purely for fun, there is very little if any benefit.