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Old 08-11-2011, 04:14 PM   #1
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Automatic cars to electric cars

Hello, okay stupid question, but can I convert an automatic car to an electric car?
Well, I read something online that says it can be done for $300- is this correct?


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Old 08-11-2011, 04:36 PM   #2
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Nonsense---The electric motor for my wet saw costs $800



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Old 08-11-2011, 04:49 PM   #3
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That's a heck of a saw.

People have done gas-to-electric vehicle conversions, but certainly not for $300. More like $10-20,000 for a good setup with decent power and range. It's a very substantial project.
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Does anyone know what an automatic car is? I've never seen an automatic station to fill it up
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No you cannot convert an automatic car to electric for $300.
Its B / S.
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:55 PM   #6
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The $300 very likely just buys the plans. Whether or not these plans are any good is yet another matter.

Any car can be converted to all electric, but it's a huge undertaking. It'd be a serious challenge to a highly experienced mechanic, nearly impossible for a DIYer.
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:08 PM   #7
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