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Modifed Solar electric car called Pot

Updated on December 27, 2011
Aiden Van Andels converted Suzuki Mighty Boy Solar powered car
Aiden Van Andels converted Suzuki Mighty Boy Solar powered car | Source

Fossil fuel sources are depleting rapidly; Probably as well because we no know their burning contributes to global warming as the world's  average temparature continues to rise each year It has been clear the simple economic theory on price, that as the levels of fossil fuels are going down,  prices are go up, and will continue to rise. Now is a good time to consider what sort of fuel your car runs on whether you can convert to an electric car or other fuel or at least get a car that runs on less fuel. This is not only important for your hip pocket but the environment as well as the long term supply of oil.

A man on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland has restored a car a Suzuki Mighty Boy so that It can run at virtually no cost. That's right a Sunshine Coast man Ayden Van Andel only three months ago took a car that had been dumped in a field and converted it to a solar powered running vehicle. . The actual cost of the kit parts The car had plants growing in it and had around a foot of soil and gravel inside the cab.  The task of restoring a car that runs on batteries and solar power. The parts to make the vehicle solar powered cost A.$5000. The man claimed that it was so easy most basic do- It-Yourselfers would be able to complete the simple wiring and screwing together of parts involved. Now the car runs at a maximum speed of 65 kilometre's an hour and cost nothing in fuel costs. Moreover if it is a dull day and the batteries are low which usually hardly every occurs in Queensland you can plug it into a power socket and recharge of around 15 cents. Mr Van Andel said the car had a top speed of 65kmh and a range of just over 60km

The working of an electric car engineis very simple. The main component or source of an electric car engine is the battery. If you want high power for the car, you will need more battery power. The power from the battery is used to run the electric car engine, which turns the wheels through a series of mechanisms called a transmission. There are now many car conversion kits on the market. You can see this just by putting it into the search engine. Many do it yourself conversions are specifically designed for use on particular cars or particular size cars. you can save yourself a lot of trouble by choosing one that matches or closely matches the car you wish to convert. Being electric the car is also very quiet and does not emit pollutants per se. so put your thinking caps on and see if you can save money and save the planet too. Ayden Van Andel claims most people could do the conversion job themselves. This story has certainly motivated me to think of ways to do a similar project.


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      Barry Rutherford 7 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thanks for your comment Terry

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      Terry.Hirneisen 7 years ago from Shenandoah Valley

      Interesting HUB!!! Thank you.