Electric Car Kit – How To Build Your Own Electric Powered Vehicle Via DIY

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Electric Car Kit – How To Build Your Own Electric Powered Vehicle Via DIY

Homemade Electric Car with Electric Car Kit

If you are planning to convert your existing [tag-tec]gasoline driven car[/tag-tec] to run on electricity, the quickest and easiest way to do so is by using an electric car kit.

Even if you have no idea how a car works, an electric vehicle (EV) conversion kit will have the necessary instructions to make the retrofitting project done in a very short time.

There are a few benefits when you build your own electric car:

  • Eliminate your car gasoline expense bill
  • When you use a not polluting vehicle, you will get IRS refunds
  • Zero emission and have an ease of mind for not polluting mother nature
  • Driving range of approximately 150 miles per charge
  • For the time being, a brand new electric car is still quite expensive. Without the economy of scale, a new EV is not affordable by many people. Therefore, the best alternative to own an EV is via Do It Yourself (DIY) from our home garage.

    Now, before you start the conversion process, it is important for you to choose the right [tag-tec]electric donor car[/tag-tec]. The rule of thumb is, less weigh it better. Hence, go with a lighter car instead of a heavy SUV.

    Remember to put “storage space” into consideration. Unlike a gas driven vehicle, an EV has to carry its own power source which is the deep cycle batteries.

    The idea of an electric car kit is quite simple. The objective is to remove the internal combustion engine and replace it with an electric motor. Other key components in the conversion process are power controller, metal joining plate, universal coupler, power cables, connects, fuses etc.

    All these parts can be bought off the shelves of a hardware store. The challenge is to find the right unit suitable for your EV power system. If you are willing to spend some time and do some research, all the components needed may cost your less than $500.

    If you do not have the time or patience to do the preliminary work, the best idea is to get an electric car conversion kit.

    Since all car models are difference internally, make sure you pick the right conversion kit to suit your donor car model.

    Are high gasoline prices burning a hole in you pocket? Why not consider using an Electric Car. Experience the cost saving benefits of an electric vehicle by exploring Electric Car Conversion Kits.

    One of the top EV guide in the market is Convert-2-EV. Get the full book review at http://www.cbelectriccar.com

    By | 2012-08-18T08:00:54+08:00 March 11th, 2009|EV Conversion|2 Comments

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    2. chris September 29, 2011 at 6:16 pm


      interested to build an electric car.
      I have a nissan datsun 120y and I want to do electric.

      What things should I buy and how much money will it take?

      by estimating papachristoudis Chris

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