Gasoline-powered vehicles have been a norm for many years, but the world is turning towards electric vehicles. Engines that run on electrical charge are an answer to pollution, high cost of gas, and maintenance.
Electric cars do not impress some vehicle owners because they cannot find any that resembles the conventional vehicles on the roads today. Some automotive motor manufacturers are trying to build something close to gas-powered vehicles, but they are yet to strike similarities. A quick route to finding an electric car that resembles those on the roads every day is to convert your car to electric.
How does the conversion of gasoline to electric engines happen?
Converting a car to use electric transmission requires the replacement of the internal combustion engine with an electrical one.
An electric motor needs a reduction gear to maximize efficiency. It is simpler to create a reduction gear by pinning a manual transmission in the first gear or second. It saves the cost of creating a custom reduction gear.
Gas car to electric converters replace the engine with an electric motor and add a large batteries bank. A technician finds space to build brackets that safely hold all batteries in place. Sealed batteries are better because they can function when turned on their sides. They also fit in confined spaces.
A converted vehicle can travel for 60-80 miles. It achieves a top speed of 50 to 90 MPH and has good acceleration capabilities. Recharging a car takes around 6-12 hours. All these factors depend on the weight of a converted car, type of installed batteries, and engine.
Cost of converting a car to electric
The procedure requires parts of around $6000. The cost of batteries and installation is about $1000-$3000. The conversion might seem expensive, but the results are profitable. The cost of running a converted electric vehicle is just a few cents per mile. Vehicle owners do not worry again about the ever-increasing gas price after converting theirs to use an electric engine. Owners of gasoline-powered cars spend an average of $1800 annually to purchase fuel. They also incur an extra expense of oil changes and engine maintenance. Other benefits of converting your car to electric are:
- Friendliness to the environment since it generates zero emissions. The noise pollution will also reduce.
- Better resale value as electric cars will be the future way to curb pollution
- Low maintenance cost because they have fewer parts and a less complex structure.
- Longer lasting engine than gas-powered
The only high cost of electric car maintenance is battery replacement, but it is after 3-4 years.