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Tools Update · 26 June 08

Just wanted to post a quick update about some changes to the EV Calculator. A number of readers were wondering how hard it would be to add driving cost to the computation and it turned out to be relatively easy.

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Your First Electric Car · 8 June 08

Leno in Baker Electric

As the price of gas soars so to does the number of folks visiting this web site. Perhaps you searched the web for electric car (EV) information and ended up here? Or maybe you’ve been checking in for years, the idea of a conversion tickling at the back of your brain. However you found us, welcome!

There’s a lot of information on this web site and not all of it is organized with the first time converter in mind. This article is meant to try and help organize the information you need along with providing a few pointers in getting started.

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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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