Homemade Electric Car – $8,000 D.I.Y.

Hobart local Warren ‘Boyler’ Boyles takes us for a ride in his D.I.Y. electric car converted from a 3 cylinder Daihatsu. He completed the conversion 8 years ago for an approximate cost of $8,900. He charges the car with both solar panels on the roof of his garage and mains power.

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Cells, cell electronics, charger
Cables, switches and all the rest

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5 thoughts on “Homemade Electric Car – $8,000 D.I.Y.

  1. A very intelligent tradesman is Mr. Warren Boyles, he has shown us his skill strengths in this video.
    Perhaps he may take on a consultancy role to provide a purchasable construction strategy.
    Well Done Warren.

  2. Isn’t there a way to buy a “conversion kit” to do exactly what he has done here? Why is there not a lot more support for this – at one stage the government gave rebates to people for buying new cars! But I know what the politicians are afraid of – there will be fewer jobs for car mechanics as there is no need for servicing! We are a very short-sighted society 🙁

  3. added some links

  4. What a splendid bloke. It’s a great idea and im all for changing to electric. I WOULD change if i had the knowledge myself. THANKYou for a great interview.

  5. If you use my patent Air induction and storage system with a 2 battery system never stop to charge. Run on one while charging the other one switch back and forth.

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