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What would be involved in converting an old SUV into an electric vehicle

This is just a thought experiment at this point, and probably will remain so. In the back of my mind I have the idea that when my old SUV finally gives up the ghost I might rip out the internal combustion drivetrain and convert it to an electric vehicle, possibly with a removable range-extender generator. Setting practicality aside for the moment, can you help me envision what this would involve? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Jan 2, 2014 - 11 answers

How might I squeeze a little extra mpg out of my old truck?

I've become mildly obsessed with trying to improve the fuel efficiency of my old truck. I've already done all the basic things and I realize that I'm fighting physics at this point, but what else might I consider if I wanted to make a bit of a hobby out of it? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Nov 19, 2013 - 28 answers

Car that can carry a bike

I want a car where I can throw my bicycle in the back without taking it apart, and that has 4WD and higher than average clearance. What car satisfying these criteria has the lowest operating cost? (fuel + maintenance) [more inside]
posted by mnemonic on Dec 27, 2012 - 20 answers

Why are hybrid vehicles so scarce?

Why are hybrid vehicles so hard to find? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on May 31, 2008 - 29 answers

Can you convince me NOT to buy a hybrid?

What are the downsides to owning a hybrid? In the market for a new car, and wondering about the cost/benefit ratio, among other things. [more inside]
posted by kyleg on Mar 7, 2008 - 30 answers

Help me buy a new vehicle

Help me choose my new vehicle... please. It's great fun! You should play. [more inside]
posted by Witty on Aug 10, 2006 - 30 answers

I'm an enviromentalist! Yes, that is my Suburban.

Is it possible to drive a big gas-hog SUV and still be a good environmentalist?
posted by anonymous on Nov 1, 2004 - 48 answers

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