[EVDL] I LOVE My Car lets Convert it to Electric
I LOVE my car; I=92ve been driving it almost 10 years. It has been reliable,
and I am familiar with it. I know where all the light bulbs hide their
access, how to use the interior controls without reading the labels. I know
what size tires I bought for it and when. Windows and paint and interior
are in good condition. But, it=92s motor is running rough and the
transmission is slipping too. I=92m thinking about getting a =93Crate=94 e=
and a rebuilt transmission, but those two items installed will cost almost
$9,000. My friend says for less than that much you can get an Electric
Motor kit. Consider, I drive 40 miles daily, that is three gallons of gas,
or $9 daily, $45 weekly, $2,340 yearly just for gas. We can forget oil
changes and tune-ups too. An electric pays $4,000 for batteries but they
last up to four years, so $1,000 per year. Add $20 per month to recharge
the batteries, and that is $240 plus the $1,000 is $1,240, per year for fuel
equivalent electricity. That is about half what I paid just for gas. So,
I=92ll replace the engine with an Electric Motor, Replace the automatic wit=
4 or 5 speed manual, (Clutch optional.) Put two dozen Golf Cart batteries,
some in the trunk and, some under the hood, install the motor controller,
and do the detail bits and pieces. Sell my old engine and automatic for
scrap or better. And now I have a drive train to run a million miles!
Fantastic! Perhaps next year I=92ll get the interior reupholstered, and the
outside repainted. =93I LOVE My Car!=94 Next, my wife says I need a Psychia=
for my attitude! LOL(:-))
Dennis Miles <Director>
Electric Vehicle Training Institute Inc.
In Lakeland, Florida Call  289 - 0690
Training Electric Mechanics for Tomorrow's Cars.
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