Most people think that you need to be a mechanical whiz to be able to make an electric car. But, making an electric car is pretty simple if you have the right guide to work with.

Why would I want to make an electric car?

The biggest problem shared by all of us on the roads these days is the rapidly rising costs of gas. Even when there is a slight decrease in costs, it seems to shoot right back up even higher than it was before, like a failing yo-yo diet on our wallets. It doesn’t matter if it is because of global politics, consumption, or even supply and demand. The fact is gas is expensive, and getting more expensive every year, so outside of changing the political framework of the world and corporations, what could be done about it? Making an electric car.

What is the benefit of making an electric car?

Without a doubt the best benefit is that you will no longer have to pay for expensive gasoline! Another good benefit is no more pollution from your car, as well as a much quieter engine.

How do I get started?

1- You will first need a step-by-step guide on how to make an electric car.

2- A friend to give you an extra hand

3- A place to do the work, like a garage or driveway.

4-Some very basic tools: Cordless drill, saws, wrenches, maybe a socket set.

You will obviously need a car as well. The best cars to convert to electric are small cars, not trucks or SUV’s. One of the main problems is that batteries take a lot of space, but a good detailed conversion guide will show you how to avoid this common problem.

All the parts needed to make an electric car are actually pretty easy to find. Any local car store would have the materials. After about a week of work, my car was finished and now FULLY electric.

I was skeptical at first, thinking that I was going to have a wimpy car that was going to get beat up on the capital beltway in the Washington DC area, but I really didn’t feel a difference at all. I decided to make an electric car in the fall of 2007 and every time I drive by a gas station and see that price go up day after day; I am reminded on why I decided to get off the gas grid. Being a freelance writer I do a lot of driving, and used to fill my car up twice a week. Not dealing with that stress couldn’t be better. Don’t you think it would be smart to convert your car to electric?