What is the process of converting a car to run on electricity? The science of Electric Vehicle (EV) is quite simple. Golfers have been driving an electric golf cart in the green. It is clean, efficient and cheap to run. With the current high gasoline costs, any idea that can reduce fuel expenses should be explored further by car owners. How does someone start with the process of retrofitting a car into an EV. This article will provide some useful tips before you decide to modify your car to run on electricity.
Before you start any conversion project, you should know what your daily traveling requirements are. An EV is not like a car with an internal combustion engine where you can fill up anywhere. An electric car depends on lead acid batteries for power. If the majority of your traveling per day are in town for groceries shopping, sending the kids to school and running common errands, an EV will suite just find. By knowing these requirements, you will know what type of motor to be installed and how many batteries to be stored in the car.
In general, if you were to send your car to a professional workshop to be converted into EV, it will cost you in excess of $4000. Surprisingly, there are many people who are doing the retrofitting themselves at their home garage. Most people can do so if they have the skill and know how. If you would like to take up the challenge, the first step is to understand the science behind the process of modifying a car to run purely on electric power. There are many electric conversion guides that you can purchase from the internet. With little knowledge and dedication, you can remove your car dependency on fossil fuel forever.