Electric Car Conversion - Need a Ride?
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The photo is of the first car that Porsche made. It was an Electric Vehicle produced in 1898.
I love tinkering with older cars. I like to find cars that seem hopeless, yet with a few repairs they can be put back on the road for a few more years...
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I love tinkering with older cars. I like to find cars that seem hopeless, yet with a few repairs they can be put back on the road for a few more years. I also like helping out those in need by providing them with the means to have reliable transportation.  Finally it is important to me to leave behind a better world for the next generation both in terms of their training and in terms of a sustainable ecosystem.

My basic idea is to hire young men and women as apprentices to convert used gas guzzlers into Eletric Vehicles then donate the EV’s to those who are in need of reliable transportation.  The EV’s could be given to churches, schools, law enforcement and even new small businesses just starting out.

I feel this approach would make an impact and be ‘doing the right thing’ on several different levels. A bullet list of some of these positive impacts follows:

  • Career oriented Jobs for young people.

  • Training in mechanical and industrial arts (Rare to see these days).

  • Reduce greenhouse gases as well as smog.

  • Increased energy independence.

  • Recycling of many items otherwise destined for the landfill.

  • Supportive of the community.

  • And did I mention Safe and Fun!

My long term goals are to form a decentralized organization made up of several Training and Conversion centers spread out across the country or maybe even the world.  

For now I am focused on doing one Electric Vehicle Conversion and donating it to a worthy cause.  I don't have a specific cause picked out, actually I was hoping the donor community would provide me with input in that regard.  I will certainly be watching Facebook comments and comments on the Fundrazr site for feedback and will make updates to this compaign as we get closer to that point in the project.

The goal of $7,500 can be broken down into the following steps

Acquire a good base vehicle - $1,500

Purchase Electric Motor  - $2,000

Purchase Motor Controller - $600

Purchase Battery Pack - $1,800

Design and Build conversion hardware and wiring - $1,000

Install Conversion items, Test Vehicle and etc. - $0 (That's all me at this point)

Adminstrative Costs - $600

I will be providing regular updates with lots of photos to the campaign along the way and as we cross the above milestones.  Check out the perks for the campaign. Your name or organization's name can be emblazoned on the car for all to see.  Of course, if you prefer, we can keep it confidential instead.  Note regarding the $6,000 perk:  We can discuss you taking one of the first test drives if you are interested.

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Perks

$500
Bragging Rights
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A parchment certificate including an optional photo of the vehicle contributed toward will be prepared and sent to the Donor who can then mount it in a frame for the home or office.
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$2,000
Mark of Distinction - Motor by Sponsor
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A handsome badge will be attached to the vehicle which says "Electric Motor provided by (Donor)".
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$6,000
Badge of honor - Car Sponsor
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A handsome badge will be attached to the vehicle which says "This Electrical Vehicle made possible by (Donor)". The Donor may also be interested in visiting the shop to get their photo taken with the Electric Vehicle that they made possible.
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