Build Your Own Electric Car Now

Amaechi Paul By Amaechi Paul, 19th Apr 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/66bwewsw/
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Understanding how to build your first electric car is not really hard is presumed. In 1995, it took us about 2 weeks to convert a Toyota Corolla for only few hundred dollars.

Build Your Own Electric Car Now

Understanding how to build your first electric car is not really hard is presumed. In 1995, it took us about 2 weeks to convert a Toyota Corolla for only few hundred dollars. I know that the question on your mind is how we did it? Not to worry before you go through this article and follow the steps. I bet you, you will certainly be up to speed.
To start, the following primary items should be at your disposal. The principal author any gas vehicle, a detailed electric car plan, every simple home tool like drills, wrenches etc, and should be handy.
To the main work proper, a large D.C or A.C motor and batteries should be acquired. But A.C motor is expensive, go for D.C type, since our aim is to build electric car and not put a hold in our pocket. A fairly used or refurbish D.C motor can serve our purpose here. D.C motors is easier to install too.
In this quest of building electric car, procuring the batteries and D.C motor is the heaviest cost in the project. Now, find a friendly mechanic or rent a hoist to help you detach the gas engine from the car. Leave the clutch and flywheel in their place, thus, making a enough room for the batteries and D.C motor to occupy.
After conversion you will drive just like automatic transmission, no need of shifting gears in traffic, and no frequent clutching like a gas engine. The accelerating ability takes some getting used to as there won't be a vehicle in town that will take you off the line at stop light, for this is no slow golf cart.
Understanding how to build your own electric car is not just interesting, it is educating and fun. With gas prices determined to hit $10 per gallon, the time is right to make a switch to electric conversion.

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author avatar Pradeep Kumar B
19th Apr 2012 (#)

Good article. Being an electrical engineer, I am interested in electric cars. I didn't know that conversion into electric car was so easy. Thank you.

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author avatar Amaechi Paul
20th Apr 2012 (#)

We have to be living greener, to get back our beautiful blue Sky. Conversion into electric car is one of the means. I am glad you found the article useful.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
22nd Apr 2012 (#)

People have a mental block - like electricty is made from fossil fuels mostly. But it is high time we got out of the clutches of polluting fuels and playing into the hands few oil and gas exporting countries - the root of evil standing in the way of world peace. Thanks for the share, Amaechi Paul - siva

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author avatar Amaechi Paul
22nd Apr 2012 (#)

Nice one Sivaramakrishnan, the greener we live the better for us. O how I really wish we all can see it in this light.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
29th Apr 2012 (#)

I do too Amaechi but as I often write most people have their bloody heads in the sand...thank you for most interesting piece.

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