converting gas car to electric car

Discussion in 'Alternative Energy' started by Ana Bluebird, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. Ana Bluebird

    Ana Bluebird Well-Known Member Supporter

    Messages:
    1,898
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2002
    Location:
    MO
    Our family has an older VW rabbit that we are thinking of converting to an electric car, using batteries. Does anyone have a good website or book that would take us step by step through the process? Anyone with experience doing this? Any thoughts on conversions?
     
  2. WisJim

    WisJim Well-Known Member Supporter

    Messages:
    2,180
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2004
    Location:
    WI
    A fellow named Mike Brown wrote a book about it some years ago. There are numerous websites that could be found by using Google.
    http://www.electroauto.com/index.html
    The Austin area seems to have an active club, with a site with lots of info and links:
    http://www.austinev.org/
    Home power had a series of articles on the subject, and numerous mentions of folks converting vehicles.

    Good luck.