Time to build your own electric car?
Consumers unfortunately still barely buy electric cars, despite great interest in saving energy, and in green energy. If we take a country such as The Netherlands as our example: in the years 2010 and 2011 Dutch individuals – so companies excluded- have bought no more than 58 electric cars! This is only 5 percent of the total number of electric vehicles sold in these two years, which mounts to 1135. The total market share of electric cars is a mere 0.3% of the entire car market in The Netherlands. The price is still far to high. It seems time to build your own electric car!
The electric car is very much the focus of the attention of consumers who are interested in renewable energy technologies, green energy and saving energy. In all likelihood it is the still relatively high price of the electric car that scares them off. Also, the number of plug-in stations is still very limited. Who wants to be on the side of the road with an empty battery, with no plug-in station nearby..? Some electric car manufacturers guarantee a pick-up in the first year of use when the batteries are empty..! The number of plug-ins stations will increase drastically in the next five years or so. It seems many companies are investing in placing plug-in stations in countries where the electrical cars are being used more frequently. It indeed is a sine qua non for the use of electric cars..!
Also, and that still is a great hurdle for people, the range of electric cars is still limited. Every 150 kilometers one has to recharge. Last but not least, once you have driven some 150.000 kilometers in total, you would have to renew all battreries of the car. We still have to wait for the second or even the third generation ef electric cars! Why wait for all this, and take life in your own hands. It is time to build your own electric car!
When a driver has found a plug-in station, it all depends on whether there is a fast-loader or a regular one. If you plug a car with empty batteries in a fast-loader it still takes 20 minutes for it to be loaded 80%. Of course, the charging can be done at home with regular 220 Volt, but that takes 12 hours for the batteries to be completely charged from 0% to 100%.
Fortunately, a lot of research is being done to make the batteries in the car smaller. Further research needs to be done to make batteries more efficient. The American Company Now Envia Systems has managed to produce a battery that allows an electrical car to drive for 480 kilometers. The company has developed a prototype of car that should cost around 19.000 euros. This is a very competitive price for an electric vehicle.
I very much look forward to more research on batteries & fast-loading devices, so that electric cars will be more popular among customers. In this time and age when the interest in green energy and renewable energy is growing among people this is crucial. They need to be more affordable. We will get there (preferably) sooner or later! In the meantime there is only one solution: Build your own electric car!!
Can you build your own electric car?
You can rebuild a car into an electric car. Many people have already made their own converted electric cars. One of them is Tom Hanks.
Did you know that the famous actor Tom Hanks has been driving CONVERTED electric car for years now?
Check out this video from YouTube!!
If you think electric cars are still too expensive to buy, you could consider to build your own electric car! I found an inexpensive & easy -to-follow guide.
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