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EVInnovate is the home for electric vehicle beginners, whether you are looking to buy an electric car or planning to convert one to electric.  Learn the basics and the technical aspects for buying your first EV and converting to an EV.

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Buy A New Electric Car

The popularity of electric cars are growing right now, and continuing to grow.  With the growing popularity comes more options as more brands release their version or versions of an electric car.  This can be confusing for the first time electric car buyer, especially when the differences between the types of electrification are not always identified when speaking with a salesperson.

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get started with the eV selection guide

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Start your EV buying journey the right way by using this selection guide to help define your driving needs.


It is best to identify the types of electric cars that will work for your life as a first step.


There is an electric vehicle out there that will suit your needs.  Find the right electric vehicle for you.

Convert to an Electric Car

There are many reasons to do an EV conversion, one of them is that you like a particular car other than it uses gasoline or diesel.  This is where a conversion to electric comes in.  The removal of the gasoline engine and replaced with an electric motor.  The fuel tank is replaced with a battery pack.  Sounds simple right, well it can get complicated and expensive if you dive into a project like this without a well thought out plan. 

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Before starting your eV conversion set your goals

Any project can get away from you whether it is time or money.  One of the major causes for these issues are ill prepared plans. 


Prepare for you EV conversion project to eliminate surprises mid way through your project.  


Here are 11 goals that need to be defined before you should start you electric vehicle conversion.

Renewable Energy

The use of electricity that is used for an electric car can be produced through many types of generation methods.  Some are cleaner than others, along with sustainable, which are renewable or green energy sources such as wind, water and solar.  Having your own source of solar and/or wind generation method you can produce your own self-reliant and clean energy for your electric car and home.  No more relying on regional politics to switch to cleaner power generation for the growing electric vehicle market.  Take the task into your own hands and produce your own, and you might even produce enough to supply excess to the power grid.

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EV Innovate purpose is to provide electric vehicle information, from buying a new electric car, converting your own electric car, and keeping up to date with the latest electric vehicle technology.  In addition EV Innovate covers renewable energy to provide clean electricity for your electric car.  These all take time to unroll all the articles and other material, so thanks in advance for your patience.  


The focus is for the beginner to receive the correct information without worrying about answers going over your head.  On the other hand, there are times that a more technical aspect needs to be addressed.  


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About Me

Shawn McCoy

EVInnovate Founder

I started EV Innovate to help others with their electric vehicles, from buying a new electric car or a do-it-yourself conversion from gasoline to electric.  This was expanded to include renewable energy as well since having your own supply of electricity ensures a low carbon footprint and is within your control.  Most resources online are not kept up to date and some abandoned, which is not ideal for a growing technology and revolution.  This is the reason that EV Innovate was born. 

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