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Old 04-23-2009, 09:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hello im new

This place is great! I am interested in setting up a electronic vehicle, not sure when I will start. I am in Northern VA, any one here from there?

Is there anything special you have to do for safety inspections, etc?

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Welcome to Ecomodder

goEv,

I'm in Herndon, VA. I haven't gotten into EV's yet, but wouldn't mind discussing them.

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Old 04-23-2009, 09:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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hey easy. I am in woodbridge/manassas. I am checking into things and trying to see what the options are and how much it will cost. Have you checked into what car to use? I would like to try a porshe 914, but then they are old and may have rust issues. Something with 4 seats would be more practical of course
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Welcome to ecomodder! You'll definitely find lots of people here experienced with DIY electric cars.
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goEv,

You might want to look around for info. Here's a link for the DC Chapter of the Electric Automobile Association. You might fine some answers to your questions on that site.

Electric Auto Association - Electric Vehicle Information

A lot of folks are looking for an improvement over the old lead acid battery. For most EV's they will give you a range of about 50 miles. The newer batteries cost big bucks....

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The "East of the Mississippi EAA Confrence" would be a great place to see modded electric cars for yourself, and meet people who have converted, and it's happening pretty close to you (Hagerstown, MD). The link is here:
East EAA Conference

And here's a link to a book by a local Maryland author about electric cars... although it's more about their history and advantages then how to convert:
Two Cents Per Mile by Nevres Cefo

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