Spending too much on gas? Maybe it’s time you switch to electric…
MetaEfficient has a great post about how to convert your car to an eco-friendly vehicle.
Snip from MetaEfficient:
Basically, electric conversion involves removing the entire internal combustion engine from a vehicle, installing an electric motor in its place, and also adding a large bank of batteries. A conversion will cost you about $6000 in parts, and about $1000-$3000 for batteries and installation. But, for this up-frontÂ expense, youâ€™ll get a zero-emissions vehicle that costs only a few cents per mile to run. Your electric car will also be more reliable and require much less maintenance that a conventional one. Remember that gas-powered cars cost the owner about $1800 per year on average for fuel costs alone, and there is the addition expense of engine maintenance and oil changes. The engine of an electric car has a virtually infinite lifespan â€” the components will probably outlast the chassis. The only real expense is the batteries, which will need to be replaced about every 3 to 4 years.
A reader commented that it’s not as easy as it looks though. Duh!