There's little doubt that electric powered cars are the next big thing. But where are we regarding new electric car technology? Are there any affordable electric cars available today? Here's a quick overview of what's out there right now.
If you want proof that electric cars can be fast and fun check out the Tesla Roadster. This exciting sports car can go 0-60 mph in 4 seconds flat and hit speeds of well over 100 mph. The Roadster sells for over $100,000.
Another option is to purchase a Scion xB and have the people over at AC Propulsion convert it into an electric vehicle. The result is called an Ebox. It drives well and can fit five passengers. The conversion cost about $55,000. Oh, and the Scion will set you back another $15,000.
BMW sells a popular car called the Mini. Now they've produced an electric version named the Mini E. This car isn't for sale though. The good news is you can lease it for $850 a month. The bad news is you need to live in LA or New York to do so. And there are only 500 of them available.
Believe it or not, but Chrysler has been working on new electric car technology. They plan to release a Dodge Electric Vehicle in two or three years--if the company's still around. Like the Tesla, this one is also a flashy sports car.
Notice a trend here? There's nary an affordable electric vehicle in sight. What's happening today is that people aren't waiting for mainstream electric cars to be made for them. Instead, they're making their own electric vehicles.
That's right, there's a growing army of people who are tossing out their gas-powered engines and replacing them with electric ones. It's not that hard and not that expensive. But how do you go about learning how to do this?
First you need to buy an electric car conversion kit. There are many of them available on the internet. These kits are actually sets of instructions. They cost anywhere from $30 - $50 and are immediately downloadable, so you can literally get started as soon as today.
New electric car technology has made electric car conversion much cheaper and easier than it used to be. Simply follow the instructions, which also tell you where to find the cheapest parts, and you'll soon be driving your very own electric car!