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Zelectric Motors' 1963 Volkswagen Beetle Electric Car Driven

Zelectric Motors' 1963 Volkswagen Beetle Electric Car Driven

There is a line of thinking, naturally not shared by many of our readers, that engine noise is an integral part of the experience of driving a car. Lack of it in electric cars is one of myriad reasons the average gearhead is still skeptical of EVs. You may think then that swapping the familiar... read more

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1965 Mercedes-Benz SL electric car conversion [Images: eBay listing]

Converted Mercedes SL Electric Car On eBay Is A Real Beauty

Imagine your dream car. It would have to be beautiful. Classy, too, and utterly elegant and tasteful. No superfluous detailing, timeless lines, and a badge that demands... read more November 30, 2012 by 


 
Amp Electric Jeep Grand Cherokee

AMP Electric Vehicles Stops Car Conversions, Focuses On Trucks

Ohio-based AMP Electric vehicles will no-longer convert gasoline cars to electric, it announced yesterday. Instead, the company announced on a conference-call yesterday, it... read more October 18, 2012 by  4


 
MTSU's Plug-In Hybrid conversion kit (Image: MTSU)

Convert Your Car To A Plug-in Hybrid? All You Need Is $3,000

Not everyone can afford a new hybrid, plug-in hybrid or electric car, but those who still wish to drive such a vehicle can still take the conversion route. Electric car... read more August 3, 2012 by  13


 
Carnegie Mellon University's ChargeCar electric Honda Civic conversion

Electric-Car Conversions: Do They Really Stand A Chance?

One of the first experiences many of today's electric car drivers had with EVs may well have been with a home-built conversion. With comparatively few factory-built electric... read more May 23, 2012 by  17


 
2012 Fiat 500

Karabag, Linde Make Electric Fiat 500, Reduces Running Costs

With only a 1.4-liter engine and a relatively low purchase price, the regular 2012 Fiat 500 isn't what you might call an expensive car. German electric vehicle maker Karabag... read more May 8, 2012 by  1


 
'39 Pontiac Electric Car Conversion (© Roanoke College)

Converting A Car To Electric? How About A ’39 Pontiac Silver Streak?

For as long as electric cars have existed, enterprising individuals around the U.S. have sought to convert gasoline cars to electric power. Over the years, we’ve seen... read more May 4, 2012 by  4


 
2011 Ford Transit Connect Electric

Azure Dynamics Bankrupt, Built Ford Transit Connect Electric

Well, that's not particularly good news: Azure Dynamics, the company that converted a handful of Ford Transit Connect small commercial vans to electric power, filed for... read more March 28, 2012 by  3


 
Ford F-750 Class 7 medium-duty work truck, plug-in hybrid conversion by Odyne

Ford F-750 Plug-In Hybrid Work Truck: Not Your Little Leaf, Sonny

Retail car buyers have to juggle a lot of factors in choosing a car, including image, family approval, and maybe-one-day-I'll-drive-across-the-country dreams. That may... read more March 7, 2012 by 


 
GE WattStation Electric Car Charging Station

Electric-Car Tax Credit Safe For Now, But Others Expiring Now

For now, the electric-car purchase Federal income-tax credit remains safe. As we've written before, though, December 31 is the last day in which you can install an... read more December 29, 2011 by 


 
Amp Electric Jeep Grand Cherokee

AMP To Bring All-Electric Jeep Grand Cherokee To Detroit

The venerable Jeep Grand Cherokee, one of the longest-running SUV brands on the market, will be coming to the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit as an... read more December 22, 2011 by 


 
Volkswagen Beetle

Want a Retro Electric Car? Firm Plans All-Electric VW Beetle

When El Rey -- the final Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle to ever be made -- rolled off the Mexican production line on July 30, 2003, many Volkswagen fans around the world mourned... read more September 9, 2011 by  11


 
Swedish Customized Toyota Prius

Five Things You Shouldn't Do To A Toyota Prius...Ever

The venerable Toyota Prius has been around for over a decade now, first as an awkward but fuel-efficient sedan, then a geeky hatchback and soon a platform in its own right... read more August 12, 2011 by  6


 
2008 Ford F-150 pickup with ALTe extended-range electric powertrain

ALTe To Test Extended-Range Electric Retrofit In Ford F-150 Pickup Truck

Electric vehicles of various sorts are just now showing up in dealer showrooms. But that leaves a quarter of a billion gasoline vehicles running around U.S. roads. What to do... read more August 5, 2011 by  8


 
2010 mini e electric vehicle ev la auto show 022

Mini E Driver Study: Some Caveats On Electric-Car Happy News

The 450 lucky U.S. drivers who were picked to test the BMW Mini E between June 2009 and June 2010 are one happy bunch. They love their cars, they like electric driving in... read more June 15, 2011 by  2


 
Miata EV conversion

Tesla Fun For THINK Prices? The EV Mazda Miata Conversion

If we said you could own an electric car that offered four-fifths the fun of a 2012 Tesla Roadster 2.5 for less than a fifth the price, you might think we'd been illicitly... read more May 16, 2011 by  4


 
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