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Welcome to the Electric Car Weblog. In addition to links, news, and tips about electric cars and other forms of alternative transportation we are publishing an on-line diary of our current EV project. Started in August 2005 the chronicle follows the conversion of a gas powered Ford Probe into an Electric Car.

You will find articles organized by categories, along with recent comments, along the right hand column of the website. If you are just getting started with the idea of converting a gas car to electric be sure to check out Your First Electric Car .

Welcome and enjoy!
  -Jerry

How To Electric Car · 07/13/2013

Michael Greig sent in a link to his website, How To Electric Car the other day. Lots of great photos, details, and explanations of his conversion. Here’s a little bit about Michael.

“For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to build an electric car. It’s a generational thing, my dad wanted to do it before me. About a year and a half ago I set out on a journey to build a decent, reliable electric car for as little money as possible. I’m not a mechanic, engineer or electrician, I’m just a simple guy who can read directions and adapt them to my project. The end result is this, a fully-electric 1991 Chevrolet Sprint with a 30 mile range. This car gets me to work and back without gasoline every day.

I built a website focused not only on showcasing my project, but also to give complete beginners just like me a place to start with no confusing technical jargon. I’m constantly hearing people say: “I’d love an electric car, but I don’t have 40k”. The reality is, you don’t need 40k to own reliable, electric transportation. I built my car from start to finish for $2570, or about the price of a used Honda Civic. Is it sexy? No, but it gets me where I need to go without having to fret over what gas prices are doing on any given day.”

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Improving Lithium batteries by 10x · 11/16/2011

Extreme Tech has an interesting article about research done at Northwestern University using Graphene to improve upon Lithium batteries.

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Tesla S Alpha · 03/21/2011

GigaOm has a short photo feature on Tesla’s newest electric car, Inside Tesla‚Äôs Model S Alpha Workshop. The next Tesla model shoots to have as much as 300 mile of range.

Let’s take a quick look at what’s inside the new model, along with what’s NOT included.

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EV iPhone Apps · 03/08/2011

I was curious the other day, wondering what was available in the world of EV related apps for your iPhone, iPod, and iPad. Any design tools? Remote EV monitors or the like? Sadly, no. But let’s take a quick visit to the app store to find out what is available these days.

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LED Bargraph battery monitor part 2 · 10/09/2008

OK. So You’d like to build a set of those neat little bargraph battery monitors.


Here’s how it’s done ………

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