How can amateur inventors make money from creating the world's first electric pickup with 'free batteries'?
Is there any way for two hobby inventors make money from their knowledge in creating the world's only licensed electric vehicle (a pickup truck with an electric motor) that runs exclusively on reconditioned batteries? Will this kind of 'cost-free-energy' be of use in countries where people are too poor to afford rechargeable lithium batteries? In other words, what's next?
- apeweekLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
This is a great project, but it is probably not the 'world's only licensed electric vehicle running on reconditioned batteries.' See this page for pictures of about a thousand electric vehicle owners and their cars/trucks:
Using scrap batteries is not a new idea. It's a common tactic among EV owners to save money by restoring and using cast-off batteries from golf carts and other sources. If you've got a steady, easy source of such batteries, though, it is an intriguing idea.
It's not surprising that a story like this would be treated as such a novelty. Electric vehicles get very little press, even though thousands of them are on the road.
Did you know that a car or truck converted to electricity can be purchased for as little as $5000 - and driven around for only a penny per mile? It's true, take a look at the links on this page:
For the state-of-the-art in electric vehicles: Take a look at this electric pickup truck, using batteries based on research from MIT:
The Phoenix can travel up to 250 miles per charge, carries 5 passengers plus cargo at 95mph, charges in only 10 minutes, and has batteries that will last well over 200,000 miles (for the life of the car.) Yes, it's a real car, orders have been taken and they begin building cars this month. Cost is about $45,000, but that price will fall if enough sales can be made.
-------------Source(s): Electric car owner.
- Anonymous3 years ago
1Source(s): Recycle batteries http://teres.info/BatteryReconditioningCourse
- 1 decade ago
first off you have to look at the cost of running the cars there is a huge market n the us right now even bigger market overseas