This blog post is the the Part 2 of the article “The Benefits of an Electric Car – DIY Home Conversion Project” posted on Ezinearticles.com
The benefits of using an Electric Vehicle (EV) are multifold. Unfortunately, if you were to send you car to be converted to run purely on electricity by a professional mechanic, it will cost you upward of $4000.
The investment is too high for most car owners. The alternative to enjoy the benefits of using an EV is by doing the retrofitting process yourself via a Do It Yourself Electric Car project at home.
The idea of the EV conversion is to remove the internal combustion engine and its associated components such as the gas tank, fuel distribution lines and radiators and replace it with an electric motor. The additional free space created will be used to store the batteries.
The mileage that an electric car can cover per charge will depend on the number of batteries on board, the type of batteries, the age of the batteries, the motor horsepower and the net weight of the car.
To run the electric car, you can start plugging your it into your homes electrical outlet and let it charge over night. During the day as you start up the vehicle, the alternator will kick on and charge the batteries as you drive, everything else that is not run off of gasoline will work as it always has, right down to the brake system.
If you do not feel completely comfortable about going total electric, you may decide to just purchase a hybrid car conversion kit that will run on electricity when you are stopped at a traffic light, and when the light turns green, the gasoline motor will engage again.
This electric car conversion kit will double your gas mileage, and save you hundreds of dollars in a year’s time.
There are many fantastic electric car conversion guide Ebooks on the internet that will give you easy to follow instructions and the price of the parts.
The knowledge you need to do the work is available and inexpensive. Most of these sites offer a 60 days guarantee, and certain sites may offer some sort of promotion, depending on which site you view.
Some people are more interested in how far an electric car will go before it has to be recharged, more than with what the average speed will be. Most secondary highways will let a normal car cruise at 65 mph; however, the electric car will cruise at 60 mph, so there is not much difference.
In communities, the driving speed is 25 to 30 miles an hour anyway and the electric car can handle that speed as well as a conventional car.