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If you are interested in doing an electric car conversion, please take the time to educate yourself before you spend a lot of money or take a hammer to your car. Browse online forums and ask questions. Look for an electric car group in your area, talk to people who have already done EV conversions. Some organizations offer seminars and hands-on training.
Here are some of the resources that I found helpful..
The diyElectricCar forum
. Many different online discussions about all things related to electric vehicles: motors, batteries, suppliers and tips for experience EV builders.
The Electric Auto Association (EAA) has chapters all over the country. If you find a chapter close to you there are usually monthly meeting. To find one in your area, click here
If you're in the eastern Pennsylvania area you might be interested in attending a few of the monthly meetings at the Eastern Electric Vehicle Club
Additionally, Bucks County Renewables
, located in eastern Pennsylvania, offers hands-on EV conversion workshops.
There are many good books on doing EV conversions. Here are two: