<img src=”http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv5/pithoff/th_battery-bank.jpg” align=”left”> Electric Car Mendomotive was a business that back in the mid to late 90’s converted gasoline cars into electric cars. The idea of what they were doing was spot on however I believe they were a little ahead of their time.
In these economic times that we find ourselves trying to survive in now days however, it’s best to do the conversion from a gasoline engine to a DC motor yourself rather than hiring a company like Electric Car Mendomotive to do it for you. I find more and more people searching for ways to conserve money by doing projects that they would have in prior years hired out to a company like Electric Car Mendomotive. My idea is that if I am able to conserve green and at the same time help the environment, even better.
A combustible fuel engine to electric motor vehicle conversion probably sounds difficult but the notion is quite uncomplicated. You take the engine and most of all the parts related to combustible fuel out and replace some but not all of them.
For example, by using an electric motor to drive your vehicle you don’t need a fuel tank, huge combustible fuel burning engine, or an exhaust system. You do though need an electric motor, a converter, and batteries. You will also require a charger for your batteries.
Now even though this electric vehicle conversion sounds pricey and difficult it really is not as bad as you might imagine. It is possible to complete the switch even if you are not mechanically gifted. It is much simpler than working on a gasoline engine. There are a lot less moving parts involved, which translates into less things that can go wrong and fewer repairs.
Now for the pricetag, it too isn’t that bad. You will be able to locate parts that you will require either for free or at a small expense. Often times the whole electric car conversion can be finished for less than one thousand dollars. Electric car conversions are a great and timely concept, not to mention a money and earth friendly project.
If you would be interested in knowing more about the needed parts, which types of vehicles convert best, and where to get used parts you can start your electric vehicle conversion studies at: http://www.squidoo.com/electriccarmendomotive