Electric Car Conversion Kit
 

How to Build Your Own EV at Home

by Alex Frost - October 30, 2008

Electric car conversion kits are growing in popularity. Many car owners are starting to realize that converting their vehicles to run on electricity can save them a lot of money on gas and help the environment at the same time.

By building your own electric car you will:

  • Slash your gas costs to zero.
  • Get massive IRS refunds for driving an environmentally-friendly vehicle.
  • Start enjoying a smoother, quitter ride.
  • Stop emitting greenhouse gas and toxic fumes and help save the earth.

To turn a vehicle into an EV, you will need to take out the internal combustion engine and replace it with the electric motor.

Some other parts you need to install are: rechargeable batteries, power controller and power conductors, which can be found in any auto-shop. The best cars to retrofit are light weight vehicles with space for batteries. Even if you have little mechanical skills, you can still turn your car to run on electricity, if you follow a set of detailed plans.

After the conversion you will be able to drive 100 - 200 miles on a single charge and travel at about 55 mph. The technology to run an automobile on electricity has been proven to work, but up until now it was too expensive to use.

Paying a mechanic to turn an existing vehicle into an electric car can cost $3,000-$8,000. Fortunately recently many diy electric car conversion manuals have been introduced to the market, which offer step-by-step instructions on how to easily convert any vehicle to run on electric power and save tons of money on gas. This way the conversion will cost you less than $300(parts included).

 

Source: Alex Frost, http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Alex_Frost

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