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Electric Vehicles (EV) offer much greater energy efficiency than internal combustion engines.

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The only way electric vehicles are going to make a big difference in people’s lives is if they can do everything a gas car can do and more. They have to look great and they have to be safe.

Electric Vehicle conversions use currently approved car frames and have been going on for years with gas cars using performance-based engines and motors. With controllers (basically, the engine) reaching 1,000 to 2,000 amps, high-end car batteries, and the light weight of a Porsche 911 chassis, electric cars can provide respectable performance. They are fun to drive, virtually silent, and they coast very easily when you let off the accelerator pedal. In other words, you can convert an old Porsche 911 to go over 100 mph with a 50-mile range using lead-acid batteries alone! With lithium-ion battery technology you can get the car to go 180 to 200 miles and the cost is still less than some brand-new SUVs.

Electric cars are not difficult to build and they are easy to convert. There are so many reasons to convince you of the need to go electric:

• The cost of a gallon of gas

• Higher asthma rates

• Our need to reduce our reliance on imported oils

• The prospect of owning a car that is cost-effective, fun, and longer-lasting than most cars on the road today.

Once again: How about the fact that you can convert an electric vehicle today? Right now! And it would cost you less than some new cars on the market. There are so many television shows showing people “tricking out” their cars by adding better engines, or doing just about anything to make it go fast and be safe. Electric car conversions do all that and more. They allow the next generation to have a safer world without relying on foreign sources of oil while giving our kids really clean and cool cars to drive. Excerpt from Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, 2nd Edition

Next Generation EV Motors

  • Gary Gloceri, Wavecrest - smart roadster ev conversion.


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