EV Solar Power – Do the Math!

The immediate suggestion from multiple family members upon hearing of our plans to convert a VW Beetle to electric power was “put solar panels on it, then you won’t need to plug it in at all!”. To which my response was “Do the math!”. Which got me a blank stare, and when I tried to […]

Electric Vehicle Conversion Project

Recently I’ve been thinking an ideal family engineering project would be an electric car conversion. A bit of googling reveals that this is not outrageously expensive and is well within the realm of our abilities and tools, though it will provide an excuse to buy a welder.

The primary components are:

Donor vehicle (engine optional) […]