Interested in owning an electric car? Join the crowd. The problem is that very few people can afford to buy the electric cars that are for sale. We’re still a few years away from mass produced electric vehicles. As a result, a lot of folks are wondering how to build an electric car. You can do it from scratch, or you can do one of the electric vehicle conversions that are so popular today.
Conversions like this involves removing the entire engine and replacing it with a battery and electric engine. It takes a bit of time and effort, but the result is your very own electric car that you built yourself! Just think–you won’t have to stop for gas anymore. Plus you’ll now be eligible for all kinds of federal and state rebates for driving an alternative-fueled vehicle.
A lot of people don’t realize that electric cars are actually more dependable than gas vehicles because the engine isn’t made up of as many parts. Most of the parts in an electric vehicle engine don’t even move, so they don’t wear out. The only thing that needs replacing is the battery, and you only need to get a new one every few years.
In order to do electric vehicle conversions, it’s a good idea to buy an electric car conversion kit. Some are quite expensive and include parts for the job. But there are now kits that show you how to do a conversion very cheaply. How? By finding the parts you need for very little money. The kits tell you exactly how to do this.
Electric car conversion kits are selling like hotcakes on the internet right now. You simply buy one (they run from $35-$50), download it right away, and you’re off and running! If you’re mechanically minded, this can be a fun and educational project.
Your new electric car should be capable to traveling up to 100 miles on one charge. And they can reach speeds of about 50 mph. Obviously, electric vehicle conversions are great for the environment and reduce the country’s dependence on foreign oil. It’s just a win-win situation for everybody.