If you ever wanted proof that many people ether just won’t wait for electric vehicles to be massed produced or are just intrigued and want to save money in the longer run, than look at the electric car conversions happening left and right.
The gist, PBS has their Nova series that talks about what people are doing in terms of “Tomorrow’s Future Car”. And the results are great.
Who’s doing what? Take Mike Willmon who decided he wanted to convert his Mitsubishi in order to prove himself it can be done. He does not believe auto manufacturers’ claims that battery technology is not ready for electric vehicles, EVs. You can see more on his vehicle here. In a nutshell, 1988 Mitsubishi MightyMax 4WD with a Netgain WarP 9 Series Wound DC electric engine, a Cafe Electric Zilla 1K-HV with Hall Effect Pedal Input that can be programed with his Palm. His EV is powered with 16 Deka Intimidator, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM batteries that are kept balanced to within 10mv on charge and discharge using PowerCheq Battery Equalizers, putting out 192 Volts.
The conversion time? 320 hours to a drivable EV.
How about Larry Allen who converted his Honda Del Sol to electricity that can travel 60 miles on highway on a single charge and goes over 80 mph.
Anyway, the list goes on and on. Some people just can’t wait.
Check out this source of home grown converted vehicles at EValbum.