Back then, we were having a global crisis on energy and crude oil was trading at $150 per barrel!
Many people were panicking especially large vehicle owners. It was an expensive and scary experience stopping by the gas station to fuel up.
I was feeling the pinch also. Gasoline prices when up about 10 percent at my place. I knew back then the gas price hike was not the last one. It was a matter of time before it was raised again.
I was looking for a solution to this problem and that has lead me to research on the concept of electric car.
As it turns out, a pure electric car from the manufacturers are really expensive. An EV off the dealership lot can cost upwards of $40,000! I doubt many people can afford that.
A cheaper alternative is to convert a normal automobile to run on pure electricity. That is where Les Oke’s EV manual comes in handy.
If you want to own an electric vehicle, your first option if to send it to a professional EV converter to be retrofitted. Alternatively, you can convert the car on your own via Do It Yourself (DIY) approach. Les has written the EV guide mainly for the DIYers.
Les Oke and his family have been living off the grid for more than 15 years. Part of their green lifestyle is to drive a vehicle with zero emission. An electric car gives them that option.
Throughout the years, Les has converted many cars to run purely on electricity. Convert2EV e-book is his years of EV conversion experience penned down.
Here are a few key points I learned from his guide.
1) Step by step EV conversion process.
2) How to cut gasoline cost to nearly zero.
3) How to get big IRS refund from using an electric car.
Is Les’s Convert2EV worth the investment?
Personally, I did get a lot of information out of it. It was very insightful.
I have plan to send my car to a professional EV workshop to get it converted in the future. I would rather spend some money to get someone to do the work for me.
What I wanted is some basic knowledge on electric car. At least I can have a meaningful conversation with the mechanic so I won’t look totally ignorant.
If you have plan to convert your car to EV, check out Les Oke’s Convert2EV manual.