Electric Cars Are Shockingly Cheap to Drive

The conversion costs from $8,000 to $15,000, including batteries and other parts and can travel 30 miles on 60 cents of electricity.

Published: 30-Dec-2007

From the exterior, Roland Verfaillie's 1984 Nissan 300ZX looks like any other vehicle. But its electric motor saves him loads of gas money.

Building an electric vehicle, known by the abbreviation "EV" to most enthusiasts, might not be the quickest or easiest answer to soaring gas prices.

For Verfaillie, it was one of the first things that came to mind.


Woman says battery-powered car creates no emissions, doesn't pollute the air. Photo credit: by Kevin G. Gilbert, Herald-Mail Staff Photographer. High res version avaiable on paper web site.

The Volt can be fully charged by plugging it into a 110-volt outlet for approximately six hours a day.

The Chevrolet Volt E-Flex concept electric car represents a marked shift at General Motors as the company tries to wrestle a reputation for high technology back from its archrival Toyota.


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