Electric powered cars are becoming more and more popular every day, and for good reason. These vehicles are much more cost-effective and don’t cause any pollution. By using electric cars, you will be able to completely eliminate your gas bill, drive up to two hundred miles on a single charge, improve your engine?s performance and get a better horsepower, start enjoying a smoother and quieter ride, get massive IRS refunds for having a green car, spend only a dollar to charge your vehicle, and even protect the environment. It is important, then, to have some knowledge on Building Electric Cars.
The first thing you have to do is to find an appropriate donor car. Usually, the best vehicles to convert to electric are light weight cars that have enough room for batteries. Sedans and light trucks make the best conversions. They are light, making it easy to mount the motors on. Also, the electric car is getting all of its energy from a set of batteries and so there is a limit to which the car can travel under certain conditions. In most cases, you may want to use smaller cars so that the motors are not over burdened.
After choosing the right donor car, you need to know which tools to use and where to find them. Also, you need to have a decent step-by-step instruction to work your way towards your own electric car. Essentially, you have to remove the donor car?s engine gas tank, exhaust, and clutch. Then, you have to install the electric motor and controller, and wire them to the batteries.
Then, you have to find a place to do the work such as the garage, driveway, or a shed. It is important to have a good place to work in because you will need to remove the gas engine parts and install the electric motor.
Building electric cars is made easy by using do-it-yourself electric car conversion kits.
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