How can an electric motor retrofitting guide help to cut down gasoline expenses? With the recent gas price increase, many car owners are finding it very challenging to refuel their cars and keep a monthly household expense at the end of the month. Some have decided to abandon their car at home and use the public transportation. One idea to cut gasoline expense is to use an electric car. Unfortunately, the current models of electric car are still quite expensive and not very practical. One alternative is to do an electric motor retrofitting via Do It Yourself (DIY) approach.

The process of converting a gasoline driven car into electric is quite easy. The idea is to remove the internal combustion engine and replace it with an electric motor. Since the engine is gone, all its associated components such as gas tank, radiator, fuel lines and exhaust pipe are also removed. All the free spaces created will be used to store the deep cycle batteries. A normal electric car would need a minimum of 20 batteries to achieve a mileage of 150 miles per charge. The actual mileage will depend on the weight of the car, the driving condition and also the condition of the batteries.

For someone who is planning to do an electric car conversion, it is a good idea for him to get an electric motor retrofitting guide. Conversion guides usually come with an electric diagram for the car and also some suggestion on how and where to get cheap batteries. To save cost on the DIY conversion project, start off by getting a good quality modification guide book.