An Electric Car is a motor vehicle that uses electric motors and motor controllers to propel it instead of the usual propulsion methods such the internal combustion engine, as found on all present motor vehicles.
Specifically, electric cars are intended for use as road-going vehicles. They are usually powered by on-board battery packs and thus considered ‘battery electric vehicles‘.
Electric cars were first used between the mid-19th century and early 20th century, when electricity became one of the preferred methods for automobile propulsion, providing a level of comfort and ease of operation that could not be achieved by the petrol cars of the time.
Fast-forward to today and many people are using DIY electric car kits to do the conversion of their cars from gas to electric powered. These kits have become quite popular because of the current economic and environmental concerns and because they are now proving more economic.
Oil prices are continuing to increase and the recent economic meltdown has pushed many people to look for alternative ways to save costs as fuel prices are rising.
Electric cars are now cheaper to run and cost much less to maintain saving money that would have gone into fuel costs and be free of the expenses associated with maintaining and repairing a traditional gasoline-powered engine.
Also, the effects of global warming are beginning to be felt all over the world and electric cars are cleaner because they do not have emissions. By using electric powered vehicles you will be doing your part in saving the environment.
Other new benefits of owning an electric car include excellent top speeds now and also a quiet drive. The electric motor less noisy compared to gas engines. Also, because of the now extended range you will not have to stop and refuel anymore.
The DIY electric car conversion process
is actually quite simple
The idea is to remove the internal combustion engine and replace it with a direct current electric motor. Because the engine is gone, all of its associated components such as the fuel tank, fuel lines, radiator and exhaust pipe are to be removed as well. Most of the free spaces in the EV will then be used to store deep cycle batteries. That is why in choosing the donor car for conversion to an electric car, you will need to ensure that there is ample space for batteries and that there must be good ventilation as well.
The instructions on DIY car kits are easy to understand and follow. Own an electric car and enjoy its benefits while leaving a positive impact on the environment.
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