Low-Cost Electric Conversion
For under a thousand dollars, a mechanic in Illinois has converted his pickup truck into a battery-powered vehicle.
Electric Starion - Electric Car Conversion - Part 6
After successfully testing the Starion drivability of the electric car conversion so far, it's back to the workshop to get stuff removed to paint the battery racks and sort the best place for the charger and finally add the tacho sender to the gearbox adaptor plate. The fuel port assembly is done now also; I cleaned up the inner rubber mount and gasket-sealed the hole with a rubber bung where the original fuel inlet was, and Nathan cut out the new hole for the power through to a new fascia plate where the 20A connector will be mounted. A shut-off switch is added which is essential when 'filling up'; some folks use micro switches like the ones in arcade machines in their EV fuel ports but we're using a brake switch which will be more durable and it's long thread allows us to fine-adjust the profile of the switch so that it triggers properly when the fuel door is opened/closed. An annoying short had to be traced under the dash (oops, I forgot to ground a 5W resistor), and you'll meet our little helpers at the end of the video. Cuuuute...
Electric Car Conversion 101 part 003
http://300mpg.org/projects/neon/ Converting a Dodge Neon to electric. Working on the adapter plate and coupler. Part 3
Electric Car Conversion 101 part 002
http://300mpg.org/projects/neon/ Learn how to build an electric car! This step is working on the motor coupler.