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Old 05-23-2008, 09:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
bennelson
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Your original conversion estimate sounds about right.

I was shocked at how expensive it can be to convert to electric.

It's enough money that a person could buy a pretty nice used economy car for the same price as conversion.

There are a number of people here working on some form or another of an electric conversion. Of course a lot of us are doing it homebrew/used parts, etc because of the D-I-Y attitude as much as cost savings.

Your original estimate sounded like you would have a really nice finished vehicle.

If you haven't already, try locating a local chapter of the Electric Auto Association. http://www.eaaev.org/ All those people are very nice and very passionate about electric vehicles.
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