In this article, I thought of doing a quick review on the e-book Gas2Electricity. If you didn’t know, you can find its main web site at www.gas2electricity.com.
I have been doing a lot of research on Do It Yourself (DIY) electric car for more than a year now. I have bought many electric car conversion plans either from the internet or from the book stores.
One of the EV manual I came across on the web is Gas2Electricity. From the web site, the guide was written by 2 professional mechanics, Jarrod and Jerimie.
If you have never bought any information product from the internet before, you may not know this. Jarrod and Jerimie may not be real persons.
A lot of web publishers create fictitious character to promote their product. The reason they do this is to give a human face behind a digital product. I have a feeling this is the case for Gas2Electricity.
However, you have to remember this. When you are buying an e-book, what you want is the “information” inside the manual, not how they market it. Therefore, I wasn’t too concern about this.
There are 2 things I want to highlight in this review. First, it is the EV mileage per charge promised in the web page. Gas2Electricity claims you can get 100 – 200 miles per charge. This is not an impossible figure but you’ll need to have 2 things.
To achieve the mileage claimed, you’ll have to make a very big battery bank and use a very light electric donor car. To build a large battery bank, you may need 30 or more deep cycle batteries!
Carrying so much dead weight on an electric car may not be very feasible. For your information, generally, a Do It Yourself (DIY) electric car has a net driving mileage of about 50 miles only.
The second thing I want to highlight is the cost for the EV conversion. Gas2Electricity claims you can get it done for less than $280. This is outright incorrect!
I doubt this is achievable even if you were to use all old or recycled parts and batteries. That small budget is not even enough to purchase a reasonable electric motor.
If you are planning to build an electric car in your home garage, be prepared to invest upwards of $5000.
So what’s my conclusion on Gas2Electricity?
Personally, I’ll give it a pass. The information that has been claimed on the web site is way off the mark. Nonetheless, if you are looking for some basic knowledge on EV conversion, you may give it a go.
DIY Electric Car Conversion Guide
The best electric vehicle conversion guide I’ve seen so far on the web is Gavin Shoebridge’s Electric Conversion Made Easy. Gavin is from New Zealand and he is known as the EV Guy.
He has personally converted an old Mitsubishi Treadia into a pure electric car. He has also documented the entire conversion process into a step by step instructional video series.
The Electric Conversion Made Easy is Gavin’s EV experience penned down. Everything is based on actual situation with actual EV parts and components. If you want a precise EV retrofitting guide, check out Gavin’s guide.