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Homemade Electric Car

This is a definition of “Necessity is the mother of invention”

With gasoline prices continuing to soar and no apparent relief in the future, one
Texas man has come up with his own solution. He built his own electric car. It
has a travel range of 35 miles and uses no gasoline. Gordon Cooper, wanted to
economize, so he converted a 1992 Ford compact to electricity.

Now he’s whats called a “shade tree mechanic”!

He says, “As fuel has continuously gone up, it seems like every week, it’s real
economical especially now,”. It runs on twelve, twelve volt spiral cell batteries
and takes six to eight hours to charge at a cost of approximately $1.

He also says, “I can get anywhere from 50 to 70 miles an hour, I just put it in
overdrive and go. I think the car operates at least the same, or better than it did
with the four cylinder gas engine that was in it.” Cooper converted a truck to
electricity, and was so successful he sold it, and started on the Ford car.

“I go down the road and I see $3.69 for regular gas, yeah we don’t need to stop there
we can just keep going, I just pass the gas station up and wave.” Cooper says the
conversion process costs around $5,000 to $7,000. This seems to be
the going price for conversion, there’s got to be a cheaper way.

I’m gathering data on the the steps to convert combustion engine cars to alternative
fuels like this one and will pass it on in later blogs. Also the cheapest way or
ways possible. In other words, “the best bang for your buck”.

For those of us going green, this is a win-win proposition. Good for the planet,
good for your check book, and good for sticking it to big oil, all rolled into one!

Stay tuned!!

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7 Responses to “Homemade Electric Car”

  1. Leanne Lonergan Says:

    I can’t believe that electric cars have taken so long to become a reality!
    You are right…there has to be a cheaper way.
    It is a case of the ‘big oil’ keeping the monopoly!

  2. Linda Says:

    Yep! between them and the car manufacturers, they think we are dumb but we are not as a people. We will figure a way around it cheaply and we will pass the info on for free and then they will be up a creek without a paddle. Come back.

    Lindas last blog post..Homemade Electric Car

  3. Michael Says:

    Excellent. I keep thinking about this but figure the big boys have to be coming up with something soon. Now if I could build something like this and recharge it with solar, I would really be happy.

  4. Linda Says:

    that would be too cool and just think how popular that would be if you could recharge as you are running down the road!

    Lindas last blog post..Homemade Electric Car

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