In Australia, rising fuel prices are causing record demand for electric cars, but many disgruntled drivers are finding a severe scarcity of supply.
Aussie businesses are now offering a conversion service for outdated petrol cars into completely electric engines.
According to Graeme Manietta of DIY Electric Vehicles, “there’s no car that can’t be converted,” and the cost varies depending on your vehicle.
In 2007, Manietta constructed his first electric vehicle in his Logan workshop, and interest in them swiftly grew.
People started asking, “Oh, can you give me the bits so I can do one,” and it just kept growing until it became a business, according to Manietta.
Numerous drivers are now interested in converting their engines to run on alternative fuels, eliminating the radiator and exhaust system while replacing them with batteries to power the vehicle.
Because technology is advancing at an exponential rate, he predicted that in ten years it will be quite affordable to install a battery with a 1000 mile range.
Starting at $16,000, you may convert your vehicle to have a 100-kilometer range.
Longer range necessitates bigger batteries, which raises the price. Additionally, switching to newer cars can be more expensive.
Depending on how much you drive, the batteries should last at least 10 years and perhaps even up to 18 years.
He predicted that, in ten years, people will regard diesel automobile drivers with the same level of contempt they hold for smokers.
Regardless of what the critics and coal supporters say, we require clean air and a clean environment.
After saving a Nissan Tiida from the scrap yard, Brendan Poole is one person who is delighted he made the decision.
It would start to run and then stop, so Poole decided to replace the motor with an electric one because it wouldn’t be a problem for him.
He is now driving through Brisbane without even caring about how much the price of petrol has increased.