Electric cars aren’t a pipedream or decades-away option for green transportation. In fact, it’s possible to convert a car to reliable, affordable electric power for the same cost or less than buying a gas car. Electric cars are more reliable and environmentally friendly than gas cars, even when recharged with conventional fossil fuel electricity. Imagine having a car that never needs gas. Imagine taking “charge” of where your car’s power comes from, even using renewable energy to create a totally zero emissions vehicle. Sound promising? Then check out this excerpt of Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, an expert and comprehensive resource for converting a gas car to electric power.