Colorado Springs Man Converts S10 Into Electric Pickup Truck

Figuring in the $1,800, Phillips spent for the batteries and the kilowatts used during the six hours needed to recharge the truck, he reckons his cost per mile is 12 cents on this $12,000 conversion, plus he can deduct 85 percent of the project from his state income tax.

Published: 03-Jun-2007

The dreamer in Mike Phillips took more than a decade to mull it over.

The engineer in Mike Phillips took just seven months to do it.

The result: “Sparky,” an electric-powered pickup, constructed on the bones of a dinosaur-sucking 1997 S-10 Chevrolet.

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