16 Sep '11, 3pm

Electric Cars, the Do-It-Yourself Way

I don’t know Seth, but I totally agree there’s huge potential in electric vehicle retrofits, because the volume of new electric and plug-in hybrid cars is, at present, too small to meet the demand or to make a big dent in local air pollution and global warming emissions. The drawback is that it can get expensive, because you have the cost of the donor car plus the conversion. It’s easier if you start with something cheap and cheerful, like that old VW. For the Times, I wrote about a company called Amp Electric Vehicles , which converts the Chevrolet Equinox to electric — it’s about $25k for the car, and $25k for the conversion. Some time after this story, Amp hooked up with Iceland’s Northern Lights Energy (NLE), which placed a 1,000-car order. Full disclosure: I introduced Amp and NLE, though not as any kind of business thing (nobody gave me a kroner) but because I’d done...

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