Ok this has been on my mind for some time and in all honesty is quite interesting. With the advent of actual electric cars made by car companies such as Tesla motors http://www.teslamotors.com/index.php?js_enabled=1
or Miles http://www.milesautomotive.com/showroom_xs200.php
that aren't damaged by the big bad car company (whose names I won't mention) I was wondering how many people would either buy these cars or do a conversion on their beloved bimmer.
My original decision before I realized Miles was making an affordable car, although less sexy than the Tesla, was to buy a second e30 regardless of whether or not it's engine ran and do my own conversion. Here's an example done on a Honda http://www.metricmind.com/ac_honda/main2.htm
And perhaps if I had extra money install a CVT http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continu..._and_drawbacks
The electric engine + the CVT would result in an unbelievably smooth and silent ride which I doubt many enthusiasts like but hey that's just me. I think silent and sporty is sexy... kinda like a ninja.
Anyway I'd like to know how many of you would either buy a manufactured electric car, convert your own car, or simply say global warming is bullshit and our dependency on foreign oil is a good thing. (ok that last thing might be a little to political not like I wasn't gonna keep an ICE car)
Various research links so far..
. (Please don't assume anything you heard by word of mouth)
Info on conversions and other companies related to EV's
Info on EV's such as power, range, environmental impact
What's up with this house??
If you have any research links you want added either PM me or just post that you want it added