Back in early 2008, the world was facing the crisis of rising crude oil prices. Oil price reached a historical peak of $150 per barrel and that has sky rocketed local gasoline prices. Many car owners were finding a hard time to make ends meet at the end of the month. Many have decided to sell off their vehicles and use the public transportation. Some car enthusiasts have taken some proactive action and converted their gasoline driven car to run on alternative energy such as electric. For the moment, a brand new electric car from a major manufacturer is still relatively expensive. To save cost, some people have started an electric car conversion project at their home garage. How do you convert your own car to electric? You start off 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 exhaust pipe, fuel line, radiator etc are to be taken out as well. To generate force to propel the car forward, the motor is connected to the existing transmission. To power the motor, a series of deep cycle batteries are used. For a notice, an EV conversion project may seem very tedious and complicated. This is because a lot of the work required will involve electrical wiring and machine tooling.

Even with the help of an EV conversion manual, doing and electric car retrofitting on your own is a tough undertaking. To save time and headache, it is recommended for you to outsource the conversion process to a professional mechanic. With a well built electric car, you are ensured of a save ride on the road.

Source by Will Yap