Electric Vehicle Conversion Resources

 

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Books

The Electric Vehicle Conversion Handbook: How to Convert Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, and Bicycles -- Includes EV Components, Kits, and Project Vehicles

A guide on how to convert any gas- or diesel-powered vehicle to electric power. Includes ownership advantages, basic EV operation, subsystems, components, basic EV operation, project vehicles, and conversion kits.​

Build Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle

Build Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle puts you in the driver's seat when it comes to hitting the road in a reliable, economical, and environmentally friendly ride. Inside, you'll find complete details on the hybrid powertrain and all the required components, including the motor, battery, and chassis. The book covers the plug-in hybrids currently on the market as well as hybrid conversion companies, conversion kits, and related resources. Pictures, diagrams, charts, and graphs illustrate each step along the way. With this how-to guide on hand, you'll be behind the wheel of your own plug-in hybrid electric automobile in no time!

Electric Vehicle EV: The Second Coming: What you need to know to "Go Green & Go Electric"

"Before you "Go Green & Go ELECTRIC, you absolutely need to read this book. All you need to know...It's all there and more". Zan Zolit January 6, 2011 Electric Vehicle EV: The Second Coming is full of insights about the EV, converting a gas car to electric, EV options and alternative energy.​

ICE Free: Electric vehicle technology for builders and converters

Everything you always wanted to know about the technology of EVs in one volume: motors, batteries, controllers, heating, air conditioning, 12 volt systems, plus some topics that aren't discussed widely even in specialised books; such as the management of long strings of individual cells.​

Let’s Talk About Electric Cars: 8 Most Inspiring Interviews

If you are new to electric vehicles or unsure if an electric vehicle conversion is right for you then I recommend Let’s Talk About Electric Cars: 8 Most Inspiring Interviews. The book covers everything from new electric cars, electric car conversions and bracket racing with the National Electric Drag Racing Association.


Videos

Who Killed the Electric Car?

It begins with a solemn funeral…for a car. By the end of Chris Paine's lively and informative documentary, the idea doesn't seem quite so strange.​

Revenge of the Electric Car

​In this entertaining sequel to Who Killed the Electric Car, director Chris Paine takes us behind the scenes with four of the world’s leading auto-industry visionaries as they race to create the best electric car. Narrated by Tim Robbins, Revenge of the Electric Car conveys the passion and drive of these leaders as they steer a struggling industry toward a sustainable future.

Build Your Own Electric Car: CHEAP

The instructional video is almost two-hours of “hands-on” style instruction, taking the viewer through all the aspects of building an electric car, using the Electro-Metro as an example. As a companion to the video disc, also included is a computer DVD-ROM disc with 50 YouTube videos and over 600 high-resolution photographs of the project.


Courses

EV4U

3-Day Hands-On Conversion Workshop


Associations / Organizations


EV Conversion Companies

Atlanta Electric Car Conversion Company

Atlanta based electric vehicle conversion company, focus on ​classic cars

Green Shed Conversions

Florida based electric vehicle conversion company with assisted conversion​s

Lonestar EV Conversion

Texas based electric vehicle conversion company​



Tools


Equipment

EV Chargers

Portable Charger for 120VAC and 240VAC

Can be taken with the EV as an emergency charging solution​


Forums


Calculators


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Shawn McCoy

EV Innovate

About the Author

My journey started in 2003, after college when I started gaining engineering experience in the automotive, and custom vehicle industry as a mechanical designer, dealing with electrical, programming, and hydraulic, as well as mechanical.  Looking back, I have always been interested in automobiles and green energy, even at a young age of 8, I remember dreaming up and designing renewable energy concepts cars and buildings for fun.