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Hey, guys! I don't know much about auto mechanics but I'm pretty passionate about not paying sales tax on gas (agorist)!

I'm hoping to get about a fifty mile range, just enough to get around town. As far as performance goes, I'm not too concerned with acceleration or crazy 'muscle' specs. I would rather focus on range and alternative recharge abilities although some sort of AC would be required and MAYBE a radio. I don't know if these expectations are realistic. This would be a project I would be working on over time so the more inexpensive the conversion is, the sooner I would my car would be converted.

I have a 2010 Hyundai Accent and the gas engine is going out anyway. Thanks in advance!
 

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Buy a used Leaf would be my suggestion.

Otherwise it will be a lot of effort, risk and learning to turn a mediocre IC car into what would likely be a mediocre EV. Net savings by going that route are unlikely to pay for your time and effort.

The used Leaf will do everything you want for a modest cost, and will do it with OEM reliability. It's your best choice unless what you really want is a project for learning and personal growth- then my suggestion would be to start with a more interesting and older car so it's simple to work on, and with, and so you have something when you're done that will be more fun.
 

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I agree with @Moltenmetal. As a hobby this can be very rewarding and personally satisfying, expecially if it involves an old car that is a classic. However used OEM EV'S provide the best return on investment.
 
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