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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 2:44 pm 
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Joe wrote:
I would like to read up on converting a gas vehicle to electric. If I can find a forum as good as this one that deals with electics it would be pretty interesting.


Did you ever check out V is for Voltage?
The site is currently down right now, there are updates posted at: http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/VRefuge/

Gman


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 6:19 pm 
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http://visforvoltage.net/


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:40 pm 
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May I suggest DIY Electric Car Forums?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:37 pm 
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Wow!!!! People sure get hot on both sides of this issue, don't they?
Personally, I consider myself an environmentalist, but not a radical one. I enjoy riding my 4-wheeler through the forest ever now and then!! But I try to reduce, reuse, and recycle whenever I can. That's one reason I drive a 21 year old 50+ mpg car. I'm reducing the gas I have to burn to get to work. I'm reusing a rescource that was created over 20 years ago. And I'm recycling used parts whenever I can in fixing whatever breaks down on it. If I could (in a financially acceptable manner) convert my car to an ev with the range I need to comute 55 miles each day I'd do it in a heartbeat. But the technology just ain't there!!! I've checked into ev's for awhile now and there just isn't anything out there with a 60+ mile range, unless you want to drop $100K on a Tesla or a Tango. And I can't do that!!
Anyway anyone in the midwest might be interested in this web site: http://www.ev-blue.com/ It's a small place in Newton, Ks, where the guy there converts small pickups to ev power. He said Metros/Swifts etc. make great conversions because of their light weight, but because of their light weight the range will be low (about 20 to 30 miles) cause they can't hold many batteries.
Don't know if this helped or hurted, but again ev-blue.com is a good site for a conversion here in the midwest.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:58 pm 
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my favorite, if it hasn't been mentioned yet:

http://www.diyelectriccar.com/forums/


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