You can build your own electric car , if you can manage to change your own oil and wiper blades. It takes a little know-how, but it's not rocket science. Here are the steps:. When you choose a conversion kit, the first decision will probably be between an AC or DC motor. Amateur effort makes the EV world go 'round!
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Thanks for coming by to read through it! Much has changed since I originally built this car, including the fact that there are a LOT of great commercially built electric cars available for sale, including used at good prices. Please take a look at my other Instructables and at MPG. The "Electro-Metro" Project. Can't afford a Nissan Leaf? No Problem! Build a cheap electric car yourself by removing the the car engine, replacing it with a forklift motor, and adding batteries.
How To Convert Your Car To An Electric Vehicle
We respect your privacy. All email addresses you provide will be used just for sending this story. Electric vehicles are becoming more visible on American roads, thanks to new manufacturer investment, batteries that are more technologically advanced and less expensive, and a higher consumer comfort level. This year, five automakers have introduced EVs that can deliver more than miles of range. By the end of , automakers plan to introduce eight more.
As many major automakers adjust their production towards larger, sports-utility vehicles, a Canadian manufacturer is banking on the success of a three-wheeled, single-seat electric car for its future. Photos of the car look distorted, as if an amateur editor has photoshopped the vehicle to an extreme to make it appear slimmer than it actually is. In reality, the car is just 1. The lithium ion battery has range of km, and can be charged in six hours with a volt charger, or three hours with a volt charger.