Researching Electric Car Conversion Kits
After spending a small fortune on running my car (which isn’t a huge gas guzzler, but I travel around 50 miles a day to and from work), I decided to some research as to the best way of reducing my fuel bills.
I quickly came to the conclusion that there were four main options:
- Buy a much smaller car. While that was an option, I really didn’t want to get a tiny little car as I like to be able to fit my dog and surfing gear into my car.
- Run on diesel or a bio-fuel. This seemed like a reasonable option, but my engine was petrol, and I didn’t want to go through the hassle of getting another engine or buying a diesel car.
- Get a hybrid car. Well, I guess that’s OK if you are a movie star, or earn a lot of money (which I don’t), but a hybrid electric car was out of the question for me.
- Converting my car to electric. At the time, I didn’t know that much about electric cars and what was involved to build an electric car or even what electric car conversion kits were available.
The more I looked into electric car conversion kits, the more I became convinced that it was the right way to go. Obviously buying a new electric car wasn’t an option for me, but using an electric car kit to convert the standard gas engine in my vehicle to an electric car motor definitely seemed like it was achievable.
I’m certainly no mechanic, so the concept of a diy electric car was a little daunting, but after reading some reports, it seemed that it wasn’t too hard to build your own electric car so long as you had some precise and clear electric car plans.