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How To Electric Car · 13 July 13

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.”