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    EVTV kicks off 3rd Electric Vehicle Conversion Convention next week

    Ever since lithium batteries first became available to the general public, the popularity of converting gas-powered cars to run on electricity has been on the rise. This is something we can get behind, since not only does recycling previously-manufactured vehicles make environmental sense, it's ...

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    Video: PBS visits Electric Vehicle Conversion Convention, sheds light on DIY scene

    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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    EVTV Electric Vehicle Conversion Convention to feature Chris Paine, racing

    Cape Girardeau is generally thought of – when it's thought of at all – as a modest Missouri town on a slow bend in the Mississippi river. For five days beginning September 21st however, it will become the center of the electric car conversion universe as Jack Rickard and his "compadre ...

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    EVTV Smart Fortwo conversion to outdo Daimler for under $25,000

    The EVTV team has recently finished electrifying their sweet '57 Porsche 356A Speedster replica and will soon be sending it off to their "roller" supplier, Special Editions Inc., for further testing and inspection. With that project in the can, they are ready to try something new. The projects ...

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    EVTV questions whether regenerative braking is worth the bother

    We've discussed regenerative braking quite a bit here on AutoblogGreen – the process of capturing energy during deceleration and storing it for future use – and pretty much every electric vehicle with an AC motor utilizes it. And why not? On paper, putting energy back into your ...

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    EVTV to improve on Porsche perfection, invites you to watch [w/video]

    Electric conversion of 57 Porsche 356A Speedster (replica) – Click above to watch video after the jump
    If you've been following the MINI Clubman conversion undertaken by Jack Rickard and Brian Noto of EVTV, you're aware that the BMW is now electrified and almost ready for the road again. ...

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    EV-TV perfects Porsche, now converting Clubman

    In the "Can I convert a gas vehicle to electric" installation of our Greenlings series we featured a video of a very sweet '57 Porsche 356 Speedster reproduction from Special Edition that had an electric drivetrain installed in place of its original gas-burner. Jack Rickard, the man behind that ...


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