Going electric to save money at the pump
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TULSA, OK - Pumping fuel into an automobile can be painful especially when you have to swipe your credit card twice because your total is over a $100.
Dave Yonce has found a way to get around town without going to the gas station. He converted his gas powered cars to electric powered.
In 2012, Dave drove over 20,000 miles on about $20 worth of electricity and he did a good portion of those miles in homemade electric cars.
Anything with a gas engine can be converted to electric and Yonce has converted all kinds of things from a weedeater to a Volkswagon bus.
Everyone wants to know how far you can go in an EV, but it really is all about how hard you drive it. A gas car burns more fuel the faster you go, and an electric car is the same. It is common to get 80 to 150 miles out of a converted automobile.
Speeds are equal to those gas powered cars and sometimes even faster. Yonce converted a Cobra kit car that is actually faster on electric than on gas.
The big auto makers are slowly getting on board with EV, but factory-made means big bucks. However, the average shade tree mechanic can convert a car for under $10,000.
Below is one YouTube video on how to do it, but here are many others.
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