Posts Tagged ‘electric car’

Dude, where’s my electric car?

It took all eight fans to clear the aftermath of "cabbage & beans" night.

It took all eight fans to clear the aftermath of "cabbage & beans" night.

Science fiction writers of the 1950s would have us believe flying cars would be here by now.  Personally I would settle for an affordable electric car that doesn’t look like a rejected soviet era design.  Even better would be a classic car without a heavy fuel consuming combustion engine – but the good news is affordabilty and style are both possible.

While some people have waited for governments and car makers to meet their environmental promises and kick their dependency on oil – others have just been getting out there and making it happen.

Many of these people have no or little mechanical knowledge, but they do have a desire to kick the petrol-habit and get rid of their dependency on the combustion engine. In a true recycling fashion some even salvage industrial batteries and electric motors to custom build their own electric vehicles (EV)

The electric car is not as recent an idea as you may think

The electric car is not as recent an idea as you may think

These are run of the mill everyday cars that have been converted based on practicality. But or for a more exciting electric ride there’s examples of an ’87 Porsche 911 and personal favourites a ’67 Mustang or ‘74 MGB which for an MG roadster is considered one the best years to own before rubber bumpers / fenders.

So until electric cars become mainstream or the flying car suddenly makes an appearance in my local supermarket car park, for me there’s plenty of scope and incentive to consider an electric car conversion as a future ‘man-cave’ project.

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