Have you ever sat around with your friend and though, “hey, we should make our car an electric car”?
Danny Alva and Donato Helbling woke up one day and decided to turn their VW into an electric car. This DIY project can be found Miami EV Project for all to see and keep up on their journey.
They took a Volkswagen Golf III, gave it an amazing paint job by LEBO Studios, called the Buzz and swapped out the engine and fuel tank for an electric motor and batteries. After about 70 days of hard work, the final product was on display at the Green Art Fair Miami 2008. Even though the two were a bit exhausted by the challenge, they were ready to tackle more conversions soon.
Their mission is to research and develop electric vehicles and to provide public education and promotion of this alternative way of transportation. Helbling’s big question is this: “If we can do it, why can’t everybody? Do we really need to wait for car companies to sell us a new electric car?” To answer that, keep an eye out for Alva and Helbling to possibly work on a reality show or documentary series called “Green Your Ride.”