Texas Man Builds Electric Car for $4750

Submitted by SadInAmerica on Wed, 05/21/2008 - 8:19pm.

With gas pushing $4 per gallon, many people are looking for ways to save some green at the pump. One North Texas man found a way to help the environment and commute to work for just pennies a day. ~ VIDEO

David Murray may drive the quietest car in North Texas, powered only by a small electric motor, and not creating any emissions.

"The most common question I get is, "˜Is this an electric car?' and then they're like, "Is it a hybrid?' Nope, it's a real electric (car)," Murray said.

When his car is low on fuel, Murray simply plugs the power cord into the nearest outlet.

"Yeah, just plug it in here. Just a regular old extension cord," Murray said.

The self-described computer geek from Kennedale bought the 1993 Eagle Talon from a junkyard for just $750.

"First thing I did when I got the car home was pull the engine out," Murray said.

He then spent about $4,000 more to convert the gas-guzzler to run on electricity alone, doing all the work himself in his garage at home.

"I bought the electric motor and I was like well, I gotta figure out a way to couple it together with the original transmission," he said.

The car can hit 55 mph, driving right past the high prices at gas stations.

"I hear people complain about them at work all the time. I just grin," he said.

Murray spends just $7 per month on electricity to charge the batteries -- enough to go about 300 miles.

"I don't even look at the gas prices," Murray said.

VIDEO -  Man Converts Junkyard Car Into Electric Vehicle

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Source - NBC5 - May 21, 2008 - posted at  http://www.blacklistednews.com/view.asp?ID=6625

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Anonymous | Thu, 05/22/2008 - 11:09am

I notice that this moron seems to think his batteries aren't being used up just like gasoline and cost a WHOLE lot more than gas. Frauds like this guy are the reason electric cars have gotten such a reputation for being consumer cons. I suppose this article shilling for a really dumb technology is right at home here.