Ok, I have always wanted to get an EV, since I first heard about them when I was 8 (I was 8 when the EV1 came out), I thought they were so coooool, I even begged my mom to do a EV1 lease when she was looking for a car, but alas, she ended up getting a Dodge Dynasty instead (But right now I have her convinced to convert the house to solar powered [What wattage would you recommend for a double wide modular home with a gas stove, gas water heater, and other gas appliances]), but since I cant buy an EV1, I would like to make one.
I have two vehicle candidates I would like to do for an EV. I have an abandoned 1983 trans-am that I found on our property, that I drug onto the main property, but the chassis needs work. I also have a 1988 Mercury La Sable that I currently have 30 mpg on, but that is a much heavier vehicle, with a shorter possible range than the Trans-Am.
I understand EV conversions are a tad bit expensive, but I don't need the car to go very far, like a half hour either way to work, with a max run time of 6 hours for car trips. Now to combat this, I have come up with a system to keep the batteries relatively charged while going down the road. Either by solar panels or small turbines around the bumper area that spin when going down the road generating electricity that keeps the battery charged.
How can my idea be implemented?