Electric motors offer a multitude of benefits when used in light vehicles. They are famous for their environmentally friendly credentials, as the consumption of fossil fuels and the production of harmful gases is minimised, but using alternative power can also aid the performance of a vehicle. These motors provide high torque at start up, giving a vehicle the momentum needed to start moving forward. Because of this, the common practice of revving up the engine is completely unnecessary when using alternative energy; all the driver has to do is turn the car on and go.
Using an electric motor is also much cheaper than driving with an ordinary petrol engine. After installing the new parts you will start saving immediately as you stop buying expensive fuel. These motors are also vastly more energy efficient, meaning that less energy is consumed overall. If you are keen to start cutting costs in your lifestyle, a conversion kit might be a very attractive and practical option.
If you decide to install alternative power in your vehicle yourself, you should follow one of the many guides available for safe, secure and efficient conversion practices. The quality of installation can affect how many miles you can get out of your energy efficient car before recharging, as well as the driver and passenger safety provided by the finished conversion. Most successful vehicle conversions use high quality DC machines to ensure optimum performance.
Electric motor conversions can be made on a huge variety of different car models, all of which are commonly available new and second hand. For the best results with your DIY installation, you might want to choose a vehicle that you have experience using and know to run efficiently already.
It should be possible to complete a DIY installation with pre-made components and parts, however you may also need to adapt or custom make some parts for your vehicle. If you have a close knowledge of the workings of electric motors, then converting your vehicle for electric power could be the perfect DIY project for you.