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    Video: Tesla tires turning on Stretchla Vanagon EV conversion project
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    It is one thing to say you are going to Frankenstein a Tesla Model S with a pair of Siamese-twinned Volkswagen Vanagons and quite another to actually start taking your newly-acquired, smashed-up electric sedan apart in an effort to bring it back to life. Otmar Ebenhoech is doing just that, and ...

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    Report: This zippered VW Bus is getting a Tesla Model S drivetrain [w/video]
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    Do-it-yourselfers who made a habit of converting traditional vehicles into plug-in electrics may not have been driven entirely away by factory-made EVs. In fact, one of them will be fusing an old, stretched Volkswagen Vanagon with a new Tesla Model S powertrain, and making the world's coolest ...

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    Smith Electric Vehicles will build big electric trucks in Chicago
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    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Smith Electric Vehicles are working together to create an electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Chicago. Smith Electric Vehicles was drawn to the city by the mayor's voucher system designed to accelerate conversion from diesel to zero-emission electric ...

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    Video: Retrofitted BMW M3 electric will compete in Pikes Peak race
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    Last year, a BMW i8 plug-in hybrid was featured in the Tom Cruise-starring Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. This year, another BMW electric-drive vehicle is looking to make a star performance, and without the editing or tricky camera angles. A 1995 BMW M3 has been retrofitted with a ...

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    Video: Translogic examines the power of plug-in hybrids for commercial fleets
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    The crew at Translogic took the time to stop by and see the the team at ALTe Powertrain Technologies. Founded by a group of former Tesla Motors executives, the company focuses on building plug-in hybrid conversions for fleet vehicles. From creations like a Ford F-150 with a 2.0-liter gasoline ...

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    Video: PBS visits Electric Vehicle Conversion Convention, sheds light on DIY scene
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    Last September's inaugural Electric Vehicle Conversion Convention (EVCCON) held by the EVTV guys was, by any measure, a resounding success that combined a higher-than-expected turnout (both of participants and cars) with a well-rounded itinerary of activities and discussions. Ironically, given ...

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    Detroit: Amp annouces $57,400 price, first dealer for Jeep Grand Cherokee EV conversions
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    Ohio-based Amp Electric Vehicles may not have the newest concept vehicles at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, but it did bring in a big politician: Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH, pictured), who touted the work that Amp is doing by converting two SUV models – the ...

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    EVTV launches contest for $20,000 in EV components [w/video]
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    Jack Rickard of EVTV telling you to enter contest – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Building or converting an electric vehicle (EV) can be extremely rewarding. Rolling down the road in a machine of your own making can give one a sense of satisfaction that might only be rivaled by ...

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    Video: Porsche owner electrifies his 928
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    Electrified Porsche 928 – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Over the years, we've seen the boxer engines ripped out of numerous Porsche 911s and replaced with electric motors and racks of batteries, but this may be the first time we've seen it done to a 928. Jeff McCabe started by ...

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    eBay find of the day: 2001 Chrysler Sebring EV conversion
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    For those of you who can't wait for a factory-built electric vehicle, and can't swing the cash for a Tesla Roadster, a seller on eBay is offering up a recently converted 2001 Chrysler Sebring. This is the previous-generation Sebring, before the design went from plain to hideous. As this is ...

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    Zap gets USPS contract to convert mail truck to electric power
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    News from Zap's California headquarters has been quiet of late, with not much more than a few tidbits about a possible electric SUV and more orders for the Zaptruck reaching our screens. This week, though, we heard about a new possibility for Zap's electric vehicles (EVs) to hit the road: this ...

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    Video: Maui high school students complete second electric vehicle conversion
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    1995 Toyota Corolla EV – Click above to watch video after the jump
    A group of Hawaiian high school students has completed their second electric vehicle conversion in three years. Seabury Hall, a prep school on Maui, offers students the opportunity to participate in a number of classes that ...

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    Gas To Electric, City of Santa Monica make up in plug-in vehicle conversion fight
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    Paul Pearson's legal fight with the City of Santa Monica (and, originally, the California DMV) has taken an unexpected turn. While the City has been going after Pearson for his work converting gas cars to electric drive. Pearson, president of the Santa Monica-based Gas To Electric (G2E), was the ...

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    eBay Find of the day: battery powered Porsche 356 Speedster replica
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    Porsche 356 Speedster EV - click above for high-res image gallery
    Over the last several years, we've seen numerous conversions of Porsches to battery electric vehicles, but this may well be the prettiest. Most of the previous Porsche EVs have been based on either the 911 or 914, but this seller ...

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    Want an electric Trabant? It's already here
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    DIY electric Trabant conversion - click above for high res gallery
    While we were enjoying the look of the updated and all-electric Trabant nT concept that made its debut in Frankfurt, reader Nikki made sure we knew that an electric Trabant is already here. As we can see in the before and after ...

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    Can I convert an older vehicle to something more environmentally-friendly?
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    Converted plug-in Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Cash For Clunkers is officially over and helped put almost 700,000 new cars on the road. Now that the easy $4,500 are no longer available to buyers with low-mpg cars, we thought it'd be a good time to answer AutoblogGreen ...

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    Is retro-fitting older vehicles the solution to accelerating electrification?
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    Converted Saturn SC1 EV - click above for high-res image gallery
    Is the mass retrofitting of older vehicles the solution to a rapid transformation to an electrified vehicle fleet? Felix Kramer, founder of Cal Cars, certainly thinks so. The problem lies in the fact that there are nearly 250 ...

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    Asheville, NC students wash cars to raise money to convert one to electric power
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    Getting to own an electric car can be expensive. The bar looks even higher if you're a group of high school students. Students at the School of Inquiry and Life Sciences at Asheville, NC decided to use cars to buy a car. They held a car wash that raised money to convert a 1993 Mazda B2600 pickup ...

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    Want to take an electric vehicle conversion class online?
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    Converting a liquid-fueled vehicle to electric drive is nothing new, but, if you've never done it before, then everything can be fresh and totally overwhelming. For those of you interested in trying a conversion project, the fine folks at Electric Cars Are For Girls are here to help. The site is ...

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    Florida DIY: If you can't buy one, build your own electric car
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    When the market doesn't offer what you want, maybe it's time to make it yourself. At least that's what Cornelius Cronin in Oldsmar, Fla., thought when he bought an old Chevy S10 for $900 and replaced its gas engine with an electric powertrain. The DIY EV bug is contagious down in Florida, ...

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