Many people including myself like the idea of driving a pure plug-in electric car. Unfortunately, currently there is not one electric car on the road in the country I am staying in. Maybe in the near future, things might change and more EVs will be in the road.
Those that stay in the United States have the benefit of buying a pure electric car from a dealership. Many car manufacturers are looking into the USA to launch their range of electric car models. Have you check the price tag of the EV lately? One thing is for sure, it is much more expensive compared to a conventional gasoline driven car. We are talking about $40,000 and above!
This is understandable because the manufacturers have not reached the economy of scale for the prices to come down. Then again, things might change very quickly if there’s a new government policy or subsidies offered to the car makers.
If you are not prepared to spend the money on a new electric car, what is your next best option? Those that are good with hand tools and understand the workings of an automobile will convert a conventional car to EV.
How about the average Joe that has no clue how a car works? Well, then it is a good idea to get an electric vehicle conversion manual.
If you were to buy an electric car conversion book, what can you expect from the manual?
The manual will basically show you how an electric car works. You will learn the parts and components in an EV such as the electric motor, electric controller, inertia switch, deep cycle battery, battery box, battery charger, throttle box, potential meter, amp meter etc.
Here’s a fact that you may or may not know. Most people would not have the skill nor the required tools to do their own electric car conversion project.
Depending on your work schedule, an EV conversion project will take between 6 months to a year to complete. Assuming you are only working on your electric car in the weekends.
If you want to own an EV, it would be a better idea to outsource the conversion process to a professional mechanic. It will cost you some money for their services, but you will be saving time and unnecessary head ache.
So what’s your role in the project? Your key role is to make sure they do not break your allocated budget. How do you do that? This is where the electric vehicle conversion manual will come in handy.
Make sure you study the EV conversion book and understand the work involved in converting a gas guzzler to run on electric power. With the knowledge, at least you will know when you are being billed for unnecessary parts or work done on your car.
Even just by knowing the jargon of EV owners, it will make the mechanic to think twice before asking you to spend more money on your car.
If you are looking for a good EV conversion manual, check out Les Oke’s Convert 2 EV manual. Les has converted numerous automobile to run on purely electricity. His e-book is written for novices and has lots of suggestion on how can find cheap parts for your electric car conversion project.
Related web pages:
1) Samuel Watson Premium Electric Car Guide Review