For all new members and first timers, here is the basic guide to getting started.
If you haven't already you will need to Register
to post in our forums
Start by posting a new topic in the EV Conversions Forum.
A good topic might be "Planning <make> <model> conversion"
What you will want to post is:
- Your skill level with auto mechanics and fabrication
- The range you are hoping to get (how many miles/charge)
- What level of performance you are hoping to get
- How much money you are willing to put into your project
- What parts you've already considered, if any.
Members will help make recommendations and design assistance is generally good. They won't do all the work for you though so you must put in the time and come back with additional questions.
Make sure to have a look through the DIY EV Wiki
, as much repeatable information is held there. If you make a discovery or want to help spread the knowledge you've obtained, please contribute. All registered users can add and edit existing wiki pages.
Once you've got your plan down and have started the build, head over to Technical Discussion
to get into details of wiring, mounts, fabrication and any problems you've encountered. More savvy users will be able to assist you with your technical needs there.
If you're looking to build a much faster car or are trying to squeeze more bang for the buck out of your newly converted EV, post about in Performance Discussion
If you're building or converting a motorcycle, bike or other two or three-wheeled vehicle, a good place to start would be in the Electric Bikes Forum
As for parts and additional services, there are Classifieds
, eBay auctions
, and a Vendor Forum
Good luck with your conversion!