Electric Car Mendomotive was a company that in the mid to late 90s converted petrol cars into electric cars. The concept of what they did was point on but I think they were a little ahead of their time.
However, in the economic turmoil we are in today, it is better to make the conversion from a petrol engine to a DC motor instead of paying a company to do it for you. I find more and more people looking for ways to save money by taking on projects that they would have had in previous years. My philosophy is that if I can save money while helping the environment, even better.
However, a gas engine for converting electric motor vehicles sounds complicated but the idea is quite simple. You take the engine and most of all parts related to combustible fuel out and replace some but not all.
For example, by using an electric motor to power your vehicle, you do not need a fuel tank, large gas engine or an exhaust system. However, you need batteries, a converter and an electric motor. You also need a charger for your batteries.
Now, though this electric vehicle conversion sounds expensive and complicated, it's not as bad as you might think. It is possible to complete the switch even if you are not a mechanic. It is much easier than working on a gasoline engine. There are many less moving parts involved, which means that less things can go wrong and fewer repairs.
Now for the price, it's not that bad. You will be able to source parts that you need either free or at a minimal cost. Many times, entire electric car conversion can be completed for less than $ 1000. Electric car transformations today are a good and current concept, not to mention a money and earth-friendly project.