Friday, June 6, 2008

Build Your Own Electric Vehicle

A coworker of mine has recently done quite a bit of research into converting a stock automobile into an electric vehicle. There are many commercial kits that take a lot of the initial engineering work out of the equation. From our conversations, it seems to be very feasible...with certain caveats.

  1. A certain amount of technical and mechanical skill is required.

  2. As with any project such as this, a workspace with proper tools and equipment is necessary.

  3. As of now, the battery technology is rather limited.

  4. The final product will depend on the amount of money you are willing to spend.

  5. Commercial products are most likely more suited for the average consumer.

I will continue to amend this post with more information as it becomes available and open the floor to anyone who has done research in this area...or actually completed a project.

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