Why Convert Gas Driven Car to Electric

Before we convert our gasoline driven car to run on electricity, we want to know why? What are the advantages of driving an electric car? There are some very obviously answers but I decided to do some research and write a blog post about it. As usually, I open up Peter Millward’s Electricity 4 Gas e-book to find the answer.

There are a few interesting facts in the electric car conversion manual. One of the main reason has to do with our environment. A car with an internal combustion engine is very harmful to the earth. It creates toxic fumes, greenhouse gas, toxic waste, you name it it has put it in the environment. According to my Electricity 4 Gas review, car exhaust is one of the biggest contributors to air pollution that has ever existed.

The last couple of years, we’ve seen car companies have been forced to clean up their act, to a point. For example, the California Air Resources Board has passed the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) to help clean up the city air. Unfortunately, the mandate was amended due to strong pressure from the car manufacturers. The fiasco was documented in the movie Who Killed The Electric Car.

Finding new ways to fuel our cars is the answer. Using renewable energy to power our cars is the answer that we are pursuing here. An electric vehicle produces very close to zero emissions, which is an excellent solution. We can use conventional AC power from your home, which is more and more produced with renewable energy sources.

Driving an electric car not only can save you money, but as an added benefit, it is also good for the environment. We cannot depend on fossil fuel forever. We have to start using alternative energy source such as electric to power our cars. What we need now is more publicity for the humble electric vehicle.

How to Make Your Own Electric Car

How do you make your own electric car? A lot of people have been asking that question including myself. In the mid of 2008, we have seen the effect of rising global crude oil prices. Global oil prices skyrocketed to almost US150 per barrel. Stopping by the gasoline station to refuel was a very painful ordeal for myself and I bet for many people too. I have thought of converting my gasoline driven car to run on electricity. Since a brand new electric car is not available where I live, my alternative is to build one myself. But how do I make my own electric car?

I started off doing some research on Do It Yourself (DIY) electric car conversion. I realized there is a lot of work to be done. I doubt I would have the skill, the tools, the know how nor the time to retrofit my car to electric myself. Most probably, in order for me to own an electric car, I would have to outsource the retrofitting process to a professional mechanic.

Outsourcing my electric car conversion doesn’t mean there’s nothing I can do. What I can do is to make sure the work in done within my budget. To do so, I have to read up on the science of an electric car and its associated parts and components. There are numerous book at the book store and on the web about electric car conversion. Some are quite basic while other covers the technical details. The main point is for me to be prudent. At least I want to know when I am being charged for unnecessary parts of work done on my car. Check out these electric car conversion guides comparison for your own copy of the book.