Due to the growing environmental concerns and the price of fuel, many people are looking for an alternative to gasoline cars. Sure there is always the option of buying a hybrid car, but what happens if you can’t afford one? Then your next best choice is to convert your current car to burn electricity.
This way you can keep your own car and enjoy all the benefits of a hybrid vehicle.
Electric vehicles don’t give off any pollution and they are not noisy at all. One of the best things about building your own EV is that you can get big refunds from the IRS, because of using green energy.
Here are some additional benefits:
* You can get up to 200 miles distance with one full charge.
* You will lower your car maintenance costs.
* You can start enjoying a much quitter and smoother ride.
* You will stop emitting greenhouse gases and help save the earth.
* You can reach speeds of 50 miles an hour.
To many people it may sound intimidating to convert a gasoline car into an electric one all by themselves, but trust me it’s much easier than you may think. Your other option would be to pay a mechanic to do the conversion, but this can cost you anywhere between $3,000 and $8,000. With the help of a DIY manual you will be able to complete this task yourself in a very short time.
Some of the materials you are going to need are: a power controller, some wires, power conductors and some rechargeable batteries.
It would be preferable to use a light weight vehicle that has enough room for batteries. The materials can be found at your local hardware store. You will also need some tools like some wrenches, screw drivers and a cordless drill.
The DIY manuals can show you exactly what to do and if you follow their instructions to the letter, the conversion will be very easy and it will only cost you about $200.
The best thing about driving an EV is that you never have to be afraid of running out of gas. You will never have to stop at a gas station again. Every time the battery runs low you can simply recharge it.
All over the world thousands of people are converting their cars to run on electricity in order to eliminate their gas bills and finally stop polluting the environment.