Electric cars have become very popular recently due to new information on how to build your own electric vehicle. Most people seem to believe that electric vehicles are not practical because they can not travel far enough, but this is simply not true. Granted you are not going to take a cross country trip in one, unless you also happen to own the worlds largest extension cord. Until battery technology improves, that is even beyond the range of a brand new $100,000+ tesla roadster. So that proves your point right? Lets take a closer look.
How much do you really travel every day? Government studies show that 80% of Americans drive less than 50 miles a day, 50% drive less
than 25 miles a day, with a range of 100 miles or more an electric vehicle will easily get you through the day. Add up the miles you drive, 10-30 mile round trip to work, businesses you frequent are usually within 5 miles of your home. So you can see when you build your own electric vehicle it really is practical for everyday use. Here are some more advantages of electric cars:
*Cheap to operate and maintain
This last fact may come as a surprise to many people, but there are electric cars available right now that will do 0 to 60 mph in under 4
seconds. While a conversion car is not targeted to that kind of speed, the acceleration you get is more than adequate, and it will do highway speeds which makes it good enough for most peoples needs.
Another thing to consider is that you can build your own electric vehicle for under $500, which makes it within the reach of just about
everyone. A car is very important for most of us. But the growing concerns over its impact on the environment, shrinking fuel resources, and the rising cost of gasoline forces us to look at other options. If you are ready for better and cheaper solutions for your transportation needs while saving gasoline, and without adding to global warming, to build an electric vehicle is the way to go.