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Excuses that I get daily as to why an electric car could never suit peoples life style.

Some of the excuses that I get daily as to why an electric car could never suit peoples life style.

1. "I need a car that could go 300km at a time."

* Average daily round trip is less than 64.37 km (40 miles)
* Most electric cars can handle a 100km trip on a single charge.

2. "Electric cars cost to much to convert a car to electric"

* You can convert a car with off the shelf parts from $5,000.00 to $10,000.00
* Convert your next car to electric instead of buying another "Dino Drinker".

3. "My hydro bill will go through the roof charging a electric car"

* Charging a electric car costs $0.026 per km (0.016 miles)
* Oven 58 kilowatts per hour $0.638 per hour

Example

I have a commute of 133 km (82.64 miles) x $.026 per km is will cost us $3.46 per day, 4 days per week $13.84 per week, 4 weeks per month $55.36, full year $664.32

Presently I spend $60 per week on "Dino Juice" x 52 weeks = $3120.00 - $664.32 = $2464.88 saved each year.

So if a car cost $10,000.00 to convert will have a payback date in just over 4 years but your normal "Dino Drinker" would have no payback time. Our car will cost just over $2000.00 to convert having a targeted payback of just under a year.

4. "Electric cars are to slow"

5. "I don't know how to fix a electric car, what if it breaks down? it sounds scary"

* You probably don't know how to fix a normal gas car either.
* Instead you just call a electrician or replace a fuse.

6. "What if I need to go on a longer trip"

* With all that money you saved that you were going to spend anyway, rent a nice car, swap with a "good" friend or family member, I don't think that they will mind saving money and looking cool.

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EV and EV Related Web Pages
EV and Hybrid Discussion Lists
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EV Magazines and Newsletters
EV Manufacturers and Converters
EV Parts Suppliers
EV Photo Albums
EV Plans Sources
EV Racing Sites and Organizations
EV Technical Reference Sources
EV Test/Research Projects
EVs For Sale
High School and University EVs
Misc. EV Information Sites
Personal EV Sites
Surplus Parts and Electronics Sources
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EV and Hybrid Discussion Lists
C-Car: Citicarand Comutacar discussion group
ET List: Electrifying Times discussions, a magazine about electric vehicle
EV: a searchable archive of the EV Discussion List
EV Discussion List: THE international EV email discussion group
EVMailing List: This is the EV Discussion List archive.
Honda Insight: HondaInsight hybrid discussion group
Solectria EV: Solectria discussion group
TEVan: Dodge TEVan discussion group
Toyota Prius: Toyota Prius hybrid discussion group
US Electricar: US Electricar discussion group
WWWatts: a comprehensive blog and podcast directory for electric vehicle blogs
Zappy: Zappy scooter discussion group
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EV Battery Manufacturers
C & D Technologies: (formerly Dynasty Johnson Controls)
Discover: batteries
Douglas: batteries
EnerSys: Odyssey batteries
Everspring Global Limited: Lithium ion Batteries
Exide: batteries
Optima: batteries
Trojan: batteries
U.S. Battery: batteries
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EV Clubs and Organizations
100 Mile Per Charge Club: Florida
Australian Electric Vehicle Association: electric vehicle club
Durham Electric Vehicle Association: Bowmanville, Ontario
Elec-Trak Owner's Club: dedicated to the GE, Wheel Horse, and New Idea Electric Tractors
Electric Auto Association: National EAA web site, includes numerous chapters,see thier website for nearest group
Electric Drive Transportation Association: (formerly Electric Vehicle Association of the Americas)
Electric Vehicle Association of Finland: organization promoting electric vehicles
Electric Vehicle Council of Ottawa: organization promoting electric vehicles
EV-1 Owners Club: electric vehicle club
Honda EV+ Electric Vehicle Drivers: electric vehicle club
Japan Electric Vehicle Club Aichi: electric vehicle club
Japan Electric Vehicle Club Matsumoto: electric vehicle club
National Electric Drag Racing Association: electric drag racing
Solectria Owners Website: Solectria owners
UK Battery Vehicle Society: electric vehicle club
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EV Component Manufacturers
4QD: Controllersand indicators
Adlee Powertronic Co., LTD: BrushlessDC Motors for driving Electric Vehicle
Advanced DC Motors: EV motors
Analytic Systems: Inverters, Chargers and DC Converters
Anderson Power Products: Heavy duty connectors
AVCON: EV charging stations and receptacles
AVT: "SuperMotor"
BRUSA Electronic: AC drive systems
Cafe' Electric: Homeof 'Zilla (awesome controllers)
Canadus: Can-Pulse battery maintenance system
CoherentPower, LTD.: Battery chargers and DC/DC converters.
Current Logic Group, Ltd: DC-DC converters and chargers
Curtis Instruments: Controllersand more.
D & D Motor Systems, Inc.: DC electric motors and controllers
DE HAARDT: controllers and remote control equip. for go-karts and small Evs
EV Components, LLC: manufacturer of the Zilla controllers
EVInstruments: makers of the MiMod EV, an integrated system that can control and monitor EV systems
Flight Systems Industrial Products: forklift parts and GE controller service
GeneralElectric: Motors and controls
Guest: Battery chargers
Iota: battery chargers and dc-dc converters
Kilovac: Contactors
Kostov Motors: AC and DC motors
LEMCO: Motors
ManzanitaMicro: Mega-battery chargers and battery regulators.
Net-Gain: Awesome DC drive motors
Piktronik: battery chargers,PM DC drive controllers, sensorless AC drive controllers, DC/DC converters
PowerDesigners: Charge controllers, equalizers,and battery monitors
Prestolite: Motors and chargers
Russco: battery chargers
Watermaster: Battery watering system.
Xantrex: (formerly Cruising Equipment) Makers of the famous E-meter, now known as the LinkPRO
ZAPI: controllers and chargers
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EV Dealers and Rental Agencies
Electric Scooters are Fun: electric scooter retailer
Midget Motors: Gizmo distributor
SD Scooters: Electric Scooters
UrbanScooters.com: Electric scooter and bicycle retailer
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EV Magazines and Newsletters
Electrifying Times: Cool magazine!
EV WORLD --The Future In Motion: An EV Net-zine.
EVCircuit Newsletter: newsletter (no longer maintained)
EVOnline: an online history of electricvehicles
Home Power Magazine: While not an EV magazine, they do have a regular EV section
Nuts & Volts Magazine: For the serious gadgeteer
V is for Voltage: electric scooters
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EV Manufacturers and Converters
3XE - electric cars: EV conversions, Wroclaw, Poland
ACPropulsion Inc.: advanced AC drives and conversions
Ampmobile Conversions: EV conversions in South Carolina
Apollo Energy Systems: Silver Volt II
AVT: EV, conversions and hybrids
Blindspot Cycles: electric motorcycle conversions
Bob's EV Conversions: electric car conversions
Canadian ElectricVehicles LTD.: EV conversions in Canada
CommuterCars: Builders of the "Tango" tandem EV
Currie Technologies: Home of US ProDrive Electric Scooters and Electric Bicycles.
Detroit EV: electric and plug in hybrid conversions
Dynasty Motor Car: LSV/NEV manufacturer
Electric Blue Motors: electric car and truck conversions
Electric Vehicle Concepts: electric car, truck, and boat conversions
Electric Vehicle Supply: electric car and truck conversions
Electric Vehicle Systems: EV conversions in Wocester, Massachusetts
EV Blue: electric car and truck conversions
EV Innovations Inc: electric car and truck conversions
EV Propulsion: EV conversions
EV4U Custom Conversions: electric car conversions
EVie Conversions: electric car conversions
EVolve Electrics: EV parts and plug-in hybrid kits
evShop: electric car conversions
Feel Good Cars: Slick little Zenn electrics
Frazer-Nash: prototype electric vehicles
GEM: a unique NEV
Gorilla Vehicles: Handy single seat electric utility vehicles
Green Motors Inc.: electric and plug in hybrid conversions
Greenshed Conversions: electric car and truck conversions
Horlacher.AG: Custom light EV prototypes
ISE Corporation: Heavy hybrid and EV trucks
JMJ Electric Vehicles: electric car and truck conversions
LionEV: electric car and truck conversions
Midget Motors: a new NEV based on the classic King Midget microcar
NORAM Concepts Inc.: electric roadster replica
Pioneer Conversions: electric and plug in hybrid conversions
RCN Motors LLC: electric car and truck conversions
REVA: India's first electriccar
Revolt Custom Electric Vehicles: electric car and truck conversions
Taylor-Dunn: Industrial EVs
Tesla Motors: awesome new electric vehicles
TWIKE: human-electric hybrid
ZAP: EV, electric bikes and power assist kits
ZWheelz: electric and plug in hybrid conversions
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EV Parts Suppliers
Canadian Electric Vehicles Ltd.: EV parts and conversions
Electric Vehicles of America, Inc.: electric vehicle parts
ElectroAutomotive: electric vehicle parts
EV Components, LLC: EV parts and supplies
EV Propulsion: motors, adapter kits, chargers, controllers, battery boxes ect.
EV Source: Zilla controllers and Manzinta Micro chargers
EVParts: formerly Wilde Evolutions
EVsNorth West: electric bikes
Grassroots Electric Vehicles: motors, controllers, and more
KTA ServicesInc.: Nice folks
Largo Scooters: Stealth Hub ebike conversion kits
MES-DEA: Zebra batteries, Mes-Dea inverters, AC motors and accessories for Italian market
Metric Mind: Siemens AC drive motors and controlers
Nu-Kar Electric Vehicles: Citicar and Comutacar Parts
SD Scooters: Electric scooterparts
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EV Photo Albums
EVCO Electrathon: pictures from the 1999, 2000, and 2001 Electathon races
The EV Discussion List Photo Album: THE place to see EVs from around the world
The Triangle EAA Picture Gallery: electric vehicle photos
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EV Plans Sources
Built For Fun Electric Vehicles: DIY plans for karts and buggys
Drive Electric: EV3 Tri-Electric
Electric Bicycle (Slipstream): DIY plans and parts for the Slipstream electricbike
Robert Q. Riley Enterprises: Electric and hybrid DIY plans.Projects
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EV Racing Sites and Organizations
Demsey's World Record Associates: electric streamliner "White Lightning" did 245.524 mph.
ElectrifiedMotor Sports: Dennis "Kilowatt" Berube's EV Dragster
EVCOElectrathon: from the Electric Vehicle Council of Ottawa
Juiced Drag Racing: building and racing electric motorcycles
National ElectricDrag Racing Association: electric drag racing
Plasma Boy Racing: John Wayland and company blow it up so you won't have to!
Suck Amps EV Racing: The home of Gone Postal as seen on the Discovery Channel!
The Winston Solar Challenge: solar car team
TheElectric Barstool Racers: You have to see these in action to believe them!
World Solar Challenge: solar cars across Australia
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EV Technical Reference Sources
Battery Percent Discharge: Comparison between various EV batteries.
Comutacar Bumper Retrofit: What to do when the bumpers fall off.
EPA Fuel Economy: complete list of the EPA fuel economy results for recent years
EV Technical Files: Some handy info on the EV Album website
Motor Performance Data: Graphs and drawings of Baldor, GE, and Prestolite EV
Power Brakes/Vacuum Pumps: A nice website with information on the GM 12 volt vacuum pumps
So You want To Build an Electric Car: Where to begin
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EV Test/Research Projects
Acterra: MG Midget conversion, and operating manual.
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EVs For Sale
EV Finder: Evs for sale
The EV Tradin' Post: EVs and parts wanted and for sale
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High School and University EVs
Clarkson University: Solar Knights
Kansas State University: Apollo
Kennedy High School: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Kettering University: Formula Lightning Race Team.
Topsail High School: Hampstead, North Carolina Indy and Open Wheel Type Cars
University of Quebec: Eclipse II
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Misc. EV Information Sites
DarrylMcMahon's EV History Page: You name it, its here.
Electric Car Conversions, Cost and ROI Details: showing cost/range/speed comparions for EV conversion
EV Search: search engine for electric vehicle related websites
EV-Info: overview of all EV manufacturers, dealers, and products
High Performance Electric Cars: a roundup of high performance Evs
hybridCARs: the latest info on hybrid and electric cars
Megawatt Motorworks: An electric vehicle information center with links to hundreds of electric vehicles
My Cool Electric Car: beginner's guide to electric cars and other Beginner's guide to electric cars and other electric vehicles.<
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Personal EV Sites
Bedford: Electric van in the UK
Chevrolet S-10: Jim Coate's very clean conversion
Chevrolet S-10: Mark Brueggemann's neat project, and more
Chevrolet S-10: Bob Taylor's conversion.
Citicar: John Buckman has sold his Citicar but he still has some great info on Citicar parts.
Citicar: Paul is restoring a 1976 Citicar
Citroen 2CV: a Citroen 2CV conversion in Japan
Comutacar: Scott Hull's C-cars and upgrades
Daihatsu Fellow Van: Interesting Japanese conversion.
Datsun Kingcab Pickup: Nice conversion
Ebike: Carl Chatfield's Electric Wedgie
Electric Bike: JB Straubel's electric bike
Electric Motorcycle: John Fairstein's Electric Motorcycle
Ford Escort: Kim and Jenny's "Buzz" a Jet Electrica Escort.
Ford Festiva: Brian has a new project going
Ford Fiesta: Interesting English conversion.
GM/Saturn EV-1: Dave and Jean's Chronicles.
GM/Saturn EV-1: Kris Trexler's on his Charge Arcross America
GM/Saturn EV-1: Peter Ohlers new EV.
Honda Civic: EV conversion
Honda CRX: Chris sold his CRX and got an EV-1.
Honda EV+: Life with the Honda EV+
Hyundai Excel: a very creative conversion
Jeep: Nick Viera's Cherokee conversion project.
Juiced Drag Racing: building and racing electric motorcycles
Killa-Cycle: Bill Dube's latest project.
Lectra: Matt's sweet electric motorcycle
Manx Dunebuggy: Scott's buggy, bike, and Comutacars
Maxion: Max Hall's Commutamatic II leaning 3 wheeler
Mazda 626: Jerry Halstead's conversion diary.
Mini: Kaptain Kleaver's Mini Pickup
Plymouth Horizon: Jet Electrica 007
Porsche 911T: D. M. Brockman's electric Porsche
Porsche 944: JB's cool project and pusher trailer
Renault 12: Darryl McMahon's Electric Vehicles, nice EV history page.
Saturn: Ken Norwick's online conversion diary
Solectria E-10: Tom Huson's new project
Solectria Force: Tom Hudson doesn't let cold weather stop him.
Solectria Force: Gordon Stallings' EV
Sparrow: No pictures but a day to day diary of life with an EV
Subaru Micro Van: Jon Eidson's Jet Electra Van 600
Subaru Sherpa:: Neat little EV in Queensland
Toyota Paseo: Peter Ohler's very nice conversion has been replaced withan EV-1.
Tropica: Brad Waddell's gorgeous EV.
Volkswagen Rabbit: Zig's Amazing Electric Vehicle
Volkswagen Rabbit: Bill Dube's Wild Electwik Wabbit
Volkswagen Rabbit: yduJ drives an electric car!
Volkswagen Rabbit: Mr.Sharkey's EV
Volkswagen Scirocco: Paul's clean project
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Surplus Parts and Electronics Sources
All Electronics Corp.: electronic components
Alltronics: electronic components
American Science & Surplus: misc surplus
B.G. Micro: Electronics, Kits, Surplus, Online Catalog
Fair Radio Sales Co.: electronic components and surplus
Grainger: Online catalog
Marlin P Jones & Assoc. Inc.: electronic components
McMaster-Carr: Online catalog
Mendelson's ElectronicsCo. MECI: electronic components
Northern Hydraulics Online: tools and equipement
Science Stuff: Supplierof science products and lab equipment.
The Surplus Center: misc surplus
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