Beginning Monday, July 30, this blog will document the conversion of a 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon to a fully-electric vehicle that can be charged by ordinary household current. The conversion will be performed by participants in the 2007 EV Conversion Workshop sponsored by Bucks County Renewables with the help of the Energy Justice Network.
The workshop was inspired by the C2EC2T (Commuter Conversion Electric Car Class for Teachers) programs which ran successfully in California over the last two summers. Mike Parker, co-teacher of those classes, is en route now via Amtrak to Pennsylvania to teach the first version of the course to be offered on the East Coast.
This blog is intended to provide the opportunity for interested folks to follow along at home! You'll get to know the ten participants -- most of them auto tech teachers, along with a sprinkling of environmental activists and EV enthusiasts -- and accompany them as they gain hands-on experience with battery and electric drive technology during the course of these two weeks.
I'll be posting photos and a narrative daily, with links to more pictures if needed. Of course, reader comments are welcome. So pass the link to this blog along and join us on the adventure!