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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!

Alternatives · 25 August 05

After the company I work for moved closer to our house, Zeke and I started walking to work a couple of times a week. No EV, no gas car, just the back roads and wooded trails. It’s a great way to commute, if you happen to be so lucky.

Of course not everyone is so lucky to live three miles from work. Still, that doesn’t mean your only option is a full sized vehicle, electric or otherwise.

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Quick Survey · 24 August 05

Thanks for all of the email. Another of the most popular email questions is: “Can I convert my XYZ to Electric?” XYZ being everything from scooter to Suburban.

I’m writing an article on the subject of vehicle choice, trade-offs, considerations, and so on. It would be great to get an idea of what other people are looking for in an EV/Hybrid, so I thought I’d take a quick survey.

You can answer it in a couple of ways.

1. If you are already planning your own EV (or Hybrid) conversion, what kind of vehicle are you considering? And why that vehicle: already own it, like that model, or it matches EV research.

2. You just started thinking about an EV, maybe because there’s a hole in your wallet where gas money used to be, but you have certain driving requirements. What kind of EV/Hybrid characteristics would make you consider the jump?

Completely informal survey. Just click the Comment link right below this entry and tell us what you think. If you don’t want your thoughts published for everyone to see, then click the Contact link on the right side of the page and drop me an email.

Email addresses aren’t required for either. We don’t show them on the site nor do we send out unsolicited email. If you want a response you probably should include an email address. My telepathic skills are mostly telepathetic…

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Electric Vacuum Pumps · 23 August 05

After ten years on the internet, hundreds of thousands of visitors, and thousands of emails what do you think the most popular question about the EV conversion is?

Hey, where’d you get the Vacuum Pump?

Well, I’m here to tell ya…

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