• Nov 28th 2006 at 7:02PM
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Ken Albright had a gutted-out 1986 VW Scirocco GTX in his garage a few months ago. After $8,000 and 100 hours of labor, he now has an electric car. He figures it costs about 3 cents per mile to drive. He hopes the reduced operating costs will pay for the conversion in four years. Albright's design has five batteries under the hood and 10 more in back, making up a total of 120 volts. A video found on this link has Albright explaining that he built the car with a 40-mile range since his daily commute is 12 miles.
[Source: Nicole Wade / Missourian]

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