Back in mid 2008, many car owners were having a tough time maintaining and refueling their cars. The global crude oil reached a height of $150 per barrel and that in effect has shot local gasoline prices through the roof.

It was a dreadful experience going to the gas station. If you own a large SUV, the experience can be darn right painful.

Will the price of gasoline increase again?

That is for sure, it is only a matter of time.

To cushion the impact of rising fuel prices, many vehicle owners are looking into alternative energy such as electricity. However, a brand new electric car from the dealership is still very expensive. Many people are not ready to make that kind of investment.

A cheaper alternative is to convert their existing vehicle into a pure electric car via a Do It Yourself (DIY) approach. That has lead to the creation of many DIY electric car conversion guides on the web.

One of the most popular EV conversion manual available on the internet is George Christodoulou’s Gas2Electric e-book.

Is the manual any good?

That is the reason I am writing this post, to give you a quick glimpse into the guide.

George Christodoulou is a self-proclaimed environmental activist and DIY car converter. If you didn’t know, you can find his web site at www.gas2electric.net.

The Gas2Electric is basically a step by step guide to convert a conventional gas guzzler to run on only electricity. According to George, by using an EV, you can cut your gasoline bill down to zero.

This is a fact because by using an electric car, the only time you will stop by the gas station is to buy a pack of cigarettes or use the wash room.

Is DIY electric car conversion suitable for everyone?

Sadly, the answer is no.

If you are not good with hand tools or you have no knowledge whatsoever on automobile, doing your own EV conversion project may not be a good idea.

In this case, you can outsource the conversion project to a professional mechanic. The money spent here will save you a lot of time and unnecessary headache.

When you are engaging the service of a professional workshop, the Gas2Electric will come in very handy for you. After you’ve read the e-book, you will have a better understanding on what’s involved in an EV retrofitting process.

With your new found knowledge, you will be able to have a discussion with the mechanic without looking like a dummy. At least you will know when you are being charged for unnecessary parts or work done on your car.

So what’s my verdict on George Christodoulou’s Gas2Electric?

If you are new to the concept of DIY electric vehicle and you want to know how it’s done, go get a copy of the e-book. It’s a good read and you’ll get to expand your car knowledge.