Want Electric Porsche? Build It Yourself

Jim and Bonita Greeson and other Florida residents learn how to convert their cars to electric drive.

Published: 16-Jan-2012

Among all the people at a joint Bradenton-Sarasota event Thursday night promoting electric cars and charging stations at a do-it-yourself couple from Ft. Myers Beach stood out.

Jim and Bonita Greeson arrived at Burns Court Cinema in their 1971 Porsche 914 powered by lithium phosphate batteries, an RV power plug, and two hair dryers.

“We haven’t stopped at a gas station in two years,” Jim Greeson said. “That’s what’s been so fun.”

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