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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!

John Williams' Daihatsu Electric Car · 4 May 08

John's EV

Whenever possible we try to showcase EV conversions from our readers. It is a great way to learn from the work of others and get a broader perspective of the many ways an old car can be converted to electric. It also provides a forum (i.e. via the comments) for everyone to ask questions and learn from the person doing the conversion.

John has been helpfully posting in our comment forums for some time now and it only just struck me that, “Hey, I should make a post for John’s car!”

Sorry to be so slow, John.

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Electric Car Safety · 27 April 08

High Voltage

With all of the research, cost, and labor that you put into the design and construction of your EV it can be hard to keep safety in mind. Not only being safe while constructing the EV, but also the bigger safety issues of day to day driving, charging, and even of showing the “guts” of your new EV to the public.

In this article I try to cover some of the safety issues involved in designing and constructing your electric car conversion.

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