Back in mid 2008, global crude oil prices reached its historical peak. That phenomenon has caused local gasoline prices to shoot through the roof. Many car owners were in dire straits due to their sudden inflated energy expense bill. Some was unable to cope and have to abandon their vehicles at home and use the public transportation. Others took a more proactive action and start sourcing for alternative energy for their cars.
One alternative power source to replace fossil fuel in our vehicle is electricity. For the time being, a new electric car from the manufacturer is still relatively expensive. Some electric vehicle (EV) enthusiasts have began to convert their gasoline driven car to run on electric via a Do It Yourself (DIY) approach. Due to the high demand, there is a lot of electric car conversion manuals in the market. How these EV conversion guides worth buying? This article will provide some information on the subject.
The idea of an electric vehicle retrofitting is to take out the internal combustion engine and replace it with an electric motor. Since the engine is gone, all its connecting components such as gas tank, exhaust pipe, fuel lines and radiator are redundant hence they have to be removed as well. To supply electricity to the motor, a series of deep cycle batteries are used.
An electric car conversion process is quite complicated if you are not familiar with automotive engineering. Most of the work involved are electrical wiring and machine tooling. No doubt an electric car conversion book will give you some guidance but you must have some hands on experience on fixing and maintaining a car to begin with. If you are not well versed with hand tools, it is recommend to outsource the electric car retrofitting project to a professional mechanic.