Tesla Roadster--Anyone who thinks electric cars are slow should take a ride in the Tesla Roadster. This flashy sports car can do 0-60 in 4 seconds and can travel at well over 100 mph. It's the Porsche of electric cars. The '09 version of the Roadster sells for $109,000.
AC Propulsion Ebox--First you buy a Scion xB for about $16,000, then have the folks at AC Propulsion convert it into an electric vehicle for another $55,000. Viola, you have the Ebox. This car is light and responsive and can comfortably fit five people inside.
Dodge Electric Vehicle--Amid fears of bankruptcy, Chrysler still has plans to release an electric sports car in 2010. It should be somewhat similar to the Tesla, but a bit cheaper. Still, given the shakiness of Chrysler's future, 2010 seems far away.
More and more people are refusing to wait for big-car companies to deliver mainstream electric vehicles. They've rebelled by ripping out their gas-guzzling engines and replacing them with electric ones. What's more, they say just about anyone can do it.
There are electric powered cars conversion kits that are available for sale over the internet. These are sets of instructions that are immediately downloadable and sell for about $30 - $50. They tell you how to find the tools and parts you need to get started. Just follow the instructions and you could soon be the proud owner of your very own electric powered car!