The Car Conversion Experts
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of car can I convert?
Any car can be converted to an electric vehicle, however you do need to consider the weight of the car, the range required, the size of the car and the purpose of the car. Of course the money you wish to spend on your conversion will also determine what you will end up converting.
What happens if I run out of power?
Simply put, you plug in. Our car conversions come standard with a 15amp plug so you can simply plug in at home.
Also available are adapters that allow you to plug into the charging network in Australia for the various different types of plug. (At an additional cost)
Can I put solar panels on my car?
Solar panels are a great source of free or cheap electricity. Charging your car using solar power makes sense and we certainly encourage anyone to install solar to help with the cost of their "fuel". Placing solar panels on top of your car however, whilst a small amount of charge will be replaced, it would take a long time for a car to fully charge the battery "tank".
Where can I charge my car?
At OzDIY we plug our cars into a 15 amp powerpoint pretty much anytime the cars are parked. As we run off solar, it makes sense to top them up whenever we are making excess power. Most owners would plug in their cars when they get home so that the car charges whilst you are at home overnight. If you do require charging whilst out and about, check out an app called plugshare. You'll be able to find the charger you require.