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I'm probably preaching to the converted (no pun intended) with this article, but it should help those who come along in the "discovery stage" of their EV conversions.

Possibly the most confusing calculation when converting a gas clunker to run on electricity, is figuring out just how many batteries you’ll need to achieve your desired range. People often under-size their battery pack and end up disappointed with their conversion efforts.

Well, enough is enough. Let’s cut through the confusion once and for all. Let’s figure out exactly how many batteries you’ll need to drive your average electric car the distance you want. It’s actually a piece of cake:

Firstly, let’s assume a small, average home-converted electric car uses around 0.3 kW/h (kilowatts per hour) of electricity per...More
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