• May 18th 2009 at 11:53AM
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Converting a liquid-fueled vehicle to electric drive is nothing new, but, if you've never done it before, then everything can be fresh and totally overwhelming. For those of you interested in trying a conversion project, the fine folks at Electric Cars Are For Girls are here to help. The site is getting ready to put EV conversion classes online using the same materials and demonstrations that they use in local classes. The project is called EV University, and they are currently running a survey to find out what would be most useful to home mechanics. The classes will include written materials, videos, lectures with slides and a chance to interact with the instructors. Help them out by taking the survey. If you want to help them out more, they are also looking for people to teach the courses.

To get you inspired, here are some of our favorite homebrew conversions from the AutoblogGreen archives:
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      I wish I was a home mechanic. Would love to take an old truck or wagon and convert it to electric. My wife could use it for her job delivering mail for the Post Office. A range of 50 miles (80 km) would allow her to do her job without using a drop of gas. Maybe one of these days soon someone in the local community might take a course like this and he could practise doing one for me :-)
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