Do It Yourself (DIY) EV Conversion Guide
What is your perception of a [tag-tec]Pure Electric Car[/tag-tec] (PEC)? Most people will think PEC are slow and unexciting electric golf carts. In actual fact, electric car can have a very high performance. It is a matter of weight versus the electric motor power ratio.
One other benefits of an electric vehicle (EV) is its low running cost. No more trips to the gasoline station to fuel up or a mechanic workshop to get an oil change.
However, a brand new electric car from the dealership is still quite expensive. A good quality PEC sedan is at a price range of about $40,000 and above. That is beyond the reach of many people. Are there any alternative?
Many electric car enthusiasts have taken the step to convert a normal gasoline driven car to run on purely electricity. If you are good with hand tools, you can also perform your own EV retrofitting.
The idea is to jack out the internal combustion engine (ICE) and replace it with a DC electric motor. When the ICE is gone, all “wet” system such as gas tank, fuel lines and radiator are to be removed as well.
To transfer force, the electric motor is connected directly to the existing transmission unit via an adapter plate.
An EV Conversion project at home is a simple process if you are familiar with automotive maintenance.
However, if you have no clue how a car works, it is recommended for you to send your donor car to a professional mechanic to be retrofitted.
What you can do is learn some basic information about PEC conversion. With some knowledge, at least you will know what the mechanic is talking about when you have a discussion with him. For more information on electric car conversion manual, you can check our the EV conversion manual review on this web site.