Ben Nelson, Electric Car Conversion Expert and Enthusiast
Name: Ben Nelson
Recent Articles/Projects for MOTHER EARTH NEWS: Presentations at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIRS on DIY Electric Car, DIY Electric Motorcycle, and other eco-home-improvements
Occupation: Producer of instructional videos
Place of Residence: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Background: Nothing to do with engineering or electronics, but you would be amazed what you can do with a wrench and a library card!
Personal History: Ben Nelson has built his own electric motorcycle and electric car, flushes the toilet with recycled laundry water, figured out how to take his garage off-grid, and power his entire house with the electric car in a blackout. He is absolutely amazed what a person can do when they put their mind to it, and encourages you to do the same!
Current Projects: Bio-Diesel/Veggie Oil Pickup Truck conversion, and a <$1000 Solar Hot Water System
Other Fun Facts: Can unicycle and breath fire, though not both at the same time…