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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!

Buy a Hybrid, Part I · 14 December 06

Small Prius

This is the story of how Eve, our in-progress electric car conversion project, ended up being put on hold for a while, how we ended up with a brand new Hybrid Car, and what all of this might mean in the larger picture of EV design, vehicle efficiency, and the future direction of the automobile industry.

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Gas Powered EV · 16 March 06

Trusselle Quad Sociable

I get an email from time to time which goes like…

Why don’t you add a lawnmower/weedwhacker/gas engine to your EV? Wouldn’t that help the range?

Well, yeah, it might…but it wouldn’t be an EV! And, hey, who said I needed more range? ‘:^)

Still, it’s a common enough question that we ought to talk about it a bit.

But first, an answer to the other emails: NO, I HAVEN’T DIED!

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Poor Man's Hybrid · 1 October 05


You might have noticed that most of the automotive news these days is about hybrids. Small hybrids, big hybrids, mild hybrids, even hybrids with chicken pox (just kidding).

Hybrid’s are all the rage.

Do you drive a gas or diesel powered car or truck? Then most likely you already own a hybrid. Of course if you tried to drive around the block on electric power alone you’d probably burn out a few components and kill the battery.

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Solar Prius Project · 19 August 05

Toyota Prius

Lapp Renewables has embarked on a project to make a Toyota Prius more of an EV.

It will be interesting to follow Steve as he finishes the projects and starts collecting hard data. Of course we are approaching Winter here in the northern hemisphere so full-sun testing won’t be for another six months or more.