In early 2008, the world was facing the crisis of rising oil prices. The price of oil reached an all-time high of $ 150 a barrel and that has triggered the prices of local gasoline. Many car owners had a hard time making ends meet. Many have decided to sell their vehicles and use public transport. Some car enthusiasts have taken proactive steps and converted their gasoline-powered car to run on alternative energy, such as electric. At the moment, a new electric car from a major manufacturer is still relatively expensive. To save costs, some people have started an electric car conversion project in their home garage. How do you turn your own car into electric? Start by getting an EV conversion manual.
The concept of a homemade electric vehicle is to remove the internal combustion engine and replace it with an electric motor. Since the engine is gone, all its connecting components, such as the exhaust pipe, fuel line, radiator, etc., must also be removed. To generate force to propel the car forward, the engine is connected to the existing transmission. To power the engine, a series of deep cycle batteries are used. For a warning, an EV conversion project can seem very tedious and complicated. This is because much of the work required will involve electrical wiring and machine tools.
Even with the help of an electric vehicle conversion manual, performing an electric car upgrade on your own is a difficult task. To save time and headaches, it is recommended that you outsource the conversion process to a professional mechanic. With a well-built electric car, you are guaranteed a safe trip on the road.