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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…

More Places to Find Me on the Web:, YouTube