Electric Car Conversions Gain Popularity In Australia

While many areas of America aren’t suited to the limited range and lack of charging infrastructure, it is nothing in comparison to Australia’s outback, where there could be hundreds of miles between filling stations. But even in Australia, DIYers and small shops are converting old cars into short-range EVs as petrol prices continue to rise.

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Tesla Roadster vs. Porsche 911 Carrera – Electric Car Win (Video)

In the midst of a long weekend for many of our U.S. readers, I have one more reason for you to love electric cars. That reason is torque.

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Solar-Electric Blast From the Past – the Toyota 2000GT SEV (Video)

The Tokyo Auto Salon 2012 with NAPAC was held at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture (across the bay from Tokyo) on the auspicious day of Friday the 13th. One of the more fun projects at the show was a solar-electric […]

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Retro Electric at the Japan EV Festival

To make your Friday just a little sweeter, Gas2 brings you a sweet retro electric DIY conversion from overseas. The Japan EV Festival was in full swing over the weekend at Tsukuba Circuit. As Gas2 readers may remember, the Japan EV Festival is…

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Electric Vehicle Conversion Convention (Mega-Gallery)

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I drove down to Missouri this week, but it wasn’t a slew of fun DIY projects interspersed by a series of speeches from conversion shop owners and parts vendors. The low point was probably the speeches, but the cars and the people who drove them – and came to look at them – looked like they were having a great time. The actual cars were were a lot of fun, too, and it was great to see so much enthusiasm for EVs.

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EVCCON 2011: The ePorsche

Porsches apparently make good electric cars – there were a number of them in Cape Girardeau last weekend, all silent as ghosts and sexy as hell in both the early afternoon sun and the late afternoon rain. My personal favorite of the bunch was the Cayenne SUV looming in between a 904, a 914, a 911, and a 356A Speedster.

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Project Spotlight: Custom Fiero-Based Performance EV "White Lightning"

Every day, Americans from all walks of life embark on a quest to build their very own electric car. Creig Freeman is just such an individual, building a performance EV based on the body of an old Pontiac Fiero. What started as a modest EV has become a performance vehicle with lofty ambitions. This is his story in his own words. -Ed.

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