Have you ever worked out how much money you spend every month, and every year on gas? If you spend $50 a week, that’s $2,400 a year. Of course, there are electric cars and hybrid vehicles on the market that you can buy. But they cost as much as a new car and you often have to pay a premium for electric technology. Electric car conversion kits were supposed to end all that. But if you’ve priced one out lately, you know they are surprisingly expensive-$10,000 or more-and complicated.
Well fortunately, that’s a thing of the past. Converting your current motor vehicle turns out to be a much less costly route to follow. Now you can buy a guide that show you step-by-step how to convert your car to electric yourself for a fraction of the price of pre-assembled kits.
Before you start ripping your car apart, here are some general tips and facts about converting your car to the electricity.
- Electric car conversions have been used successfully by many people. Guides are available on the internet and are usually complete with all the essential directions, schematics, components lists, and parts sources.
- Even if you are not a master mechanic, you will be able to convert your car yourself. The tools needed are probably in your garage already or at your local hardware store, and the kit will be a step-by-step guide to demonstrate exactly how the job should be done.
- Generally, you can expect to pay around $300-$500 to complete the conversion of your car if you’re willing to be resourceful. The best guides give you sources of low-cost or no-cost supplies. You’ll need to pick them up.
- On a single charge, you will be able to travel over 100 miles and reach highway speeds, at least 60 mph.
- It will still be your car, and you can install the new power source in a way that will keep the car looking and working much as it did before. When you want to go, it goes, when you want to stop, it stops.
- Last fact to keep in mind-your current vehicle must have a standard manual transmission. Automatic transmissions don’t work with electric motors.
So converting your car to electric power is finally a reality. Your best bet is to use a guide from someone experienced with conversions rather than buying a new electric car or electric car conversion kits.