If you’re an electric car enthusiast, you’ll appreciate the benefits of owning an electric vehicle (EV). Anyone who has driven an EV for the first time will notice the smoothness and power behind the acceleration. Unfortunately, a new electric car on the market is still quite expensive and many people could not justify the investment. The next option for having an electric vehicle is to convert your existing car to gasoline so that it runs solely on electricity. How do we adapt a conventional car to EV? Start by getting a copy of the DIY electric vehicle guide.
The concept behind an electric car conversion is to remove the internal combustion engine and replace it with an electric motor. Before lifting the engine, you must disconnect all of its associated components, such as the exhaust pipe, fuel lines, radiator, fuel pump, etc. The electric motor is directly connected to the existing transmission unit. Your homemade electric car will be equipped with 10 to 15 units of deep cycle batteries to power the motor.
If you’re converting a car to EV for the first time, you’ll need the electric vehicle conversion guide to show you the step-by-step procedure. Most guides will also come with a standard electric car plan. You may need to modify the design plan to suit the donor car model.
If you don’t feel like doing all the hard work, you can outsource the conversion process to a professional auto shop. This is a better idea, especially if you are not familiar with hand tools. By doing this, you will incur an additional cost, but it will be money well spent.