Wednesday 18 March 2009

AC Propulsion Converts your car to Electric Power

Its now possible to convert your gasoline guzzler to an inexpensive electric powered vehicle. This video demonstrates the ease with which a conversion can be achieved.

"Basically, electric conversion involves removing the entire internal combustion engine from a vehicle, installing an electric motor in its place, and also adding a large bank of batteries. A conversion will cost about $6000 in parts, and about $1000-$3000 for batteries and installation. But, for this up-front expense, you’ll get a zero-emissions vehicle that costs only a few cents per mile to run. Your electric car will also be more reliable and require much less maintenance that a gas-powered one. Remember that gas-powered cars cost the owner about $1800 per year on average for fuel costs alone, and there is the additional expense of engine maintenance and oil changes. Electric cars have a better resell value, and are more reliable overall because there are fewer parts to fail. Most of the components are solid-state electronics with no moving parts. The engine of an electric car has a virtually infinite lifespan — the components will probably outlast the chassis. The only recurring expense is the batteries, which will need to be replaced about every 3 to 4 years.You can expect your converted vehicle to have a range of 60-80 miles, a top speed of 50-90 MPH, and good acceleration capabilities. It will take about 6-12 hours to completely recharge the car. All of these factors will vary, based on the weight of the car you convert, and the type of engine and batteries you install."

The beauty of this system is how readily it can be adopted worldwide. The complex circuitry involved in tZero technology allows the driver to charge the car with 120V, 208V or 240V outlets from their residence or office.

BMW recently used the AC Propulsion system to power their new Mini-E. It only takes a small jump in one's imagination to see other car manufacturers hoping on the bandwagon in adopting this technology !

blog comments powered by Disqus

Next Page