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Man converts car to run on batteries

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Man converts car to run on batteries

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After getting parts from ElectroAuto, Tom converted his Saturn to all electric, a costly mod, but more people seem to be interested in doing this lately… – “Tom Wittman’s 1994 Saturn may look the same as other cars on the road, but it costs considerably less to drive. Wittman, 52, of the 200 block of Osage, Jerseyville, has converted the motor so the car runs strictly on electricity. The car, actually worth $2,000 to $3,000 in the blue book, cost Wittman between $8,000 and $9,000, but he said it will save him money in the long run.”Link.

12 thoughts on “Man converts car to run on batteries

  1. Unomi says:

    He’ll be the one who jells ‘Hurray’ at every price increment for oil-barrels. It means earning his investment back a lot quicker…

    – Unomi –

  2. HaraldHansen says:

    Well, if the petrol (gasoline) prices in the US stay the same, he will need 29 years to recoup the cost…

  3. gregjsmith says:

    any other sites that have electric conversion kits?

  4. mreish says:

    Pretty common really. Here’s some links to get you going:


  5. morepowerdammit! says:

    He will save some money if he can get tax breaks for having a electric vehicle. I think the only way electric cars will break into the mainstream is when battery or energy storage technology improves.

  6. figgalicous says:

    HaraldHansen: 29 years is ok, considering no car will last that long; then he would need to spend many thousands more on a new (or used) car.

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