DIY Electric Car
An electric car is an alternative fuel automobile that uses electric motors and motor controllers for propulsion, instead of the usual propulsion methods such as the internal combustion engine. Specifically, electric cars are a variety of electric vehicles intended for use as a road-going automobile. They are commonly powered by on-board battery packs. Thus, they are considered battery electric vehicles. Electric cars gained fame between the mid-19th century and early 20th century, when electricity became one of the preferred methods for automobile propulsion, providing a level of comfort and ease of operation that could not be achieved by the gasoline cars of the time.
Many people are using DIY electric car kits to do the conversion of their cars from gas to electric powered. These kits have become quite popular nowadays because of economic and environmental reasons.
Oil prices are continuing to increase. The recent economic meltdown has pushed many people to look for ways to save money. Electric cars are cheaper to run and cost less to maintain. You will be able to save money that would have gone into fuel costs, and be free of the expenses associated with maintaining and repairing a gasoline-powered engine.
Another thing is that the effects of global warming are beginning to be felt all over the world. Electric cars are clean because they do not have emissions. By using them, you are doing your part in saving the environment.
Other benefits that you can reap from owning electric cars include excellent top speeds and a quiet drive. The electric motor is not noisy compared to gas engines. Also, during long drives, you do not have to stop at gas stations to refuel anymore.
The DIY electric car conversion process is actually quite simple. The idea is to remove the internal combustion engine and replace it with a direct current electric motor. Because the engine is gone, all of its associated components such as the gas tank, fuel lines, radiator, and exhaust pipe are to be removed as well. Most of the free spaces in the EV will then be used to store deep cycle batteries. That is why in choosing the donor car for conversion to an electric car, you will need to ensure that there is ample space for batteries and that there must be good ventilation as well.
The instructions on DIY car kits are easy to understand and follow. Own an electric car and enjoy its benefits while leaving a positive impact on the environment.