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How Much Does an EV Conversion Cost?

Have you ever considered turning a gas-guzzler into an all-electric vehicle (EV)? How much do you know about EV conversion cost? Let’s take a look at the basics and see if we can avoid some common pitfalls that come with the process. It’s just sitting there. Collecting dust. Taking up space in your garage. You promised your wife you would either start working on it or get rid of it but the weekends just keep slipping by. I get it. I’ve been there, friend. The old car that I was going to bring new life to was a 1979 Cadillac Coupe de Ville. It got about 8 miles to the gallon and sputtered a bit when I turned the ignition off. I bought it for $1,000 and convinced myself that I could spend a couple grand on it and make it shine. As much as I loved that car, I soon realized t...

Honda Clarity Rims – Best Places to Buy Them

If you’re a car aficionado you probably look for any excuse to upgrade your ride. I can relate. If I weren’t forced to spend my money on silly things like food, clothing, and shelter, I’d be right there with you. Perhaps I just need to make more money. At any rate, rims for your wheels are one of the most popular accessories out there. I confess that I have stopped and admired cool-looking sets of rims on several occasions. If you’re fortunate enough to be in the market, here are the best places to buy Honda Clarity rims. eBay We mentioned the auction behemoth in previous articles on the best places to find a spoiler for your Tesla Model 3 and the best places to find Tesla parts for sale. eBay is also a great place to locate a litany of car accessories including Hon...

Best Places to Find Tesla Model S Aftermarket Wheels

In continuing with our series, today we bring you the best places to find Tesla Model S aftermarket wheels. Having identified the best places to find Model 3 and Model X aftermarket wheels previously, we figured it was only fair. After all, we Tesla enthusiasts owe a lot to the company’s flagship sedan. Would Tesla be where it is today without this iconic ride? I’m guessing not, at least not as we know it. If you’re lucky enough to be the proud owner of a Tesla Model S, here are the best places to find aftermarket wheels for your ride. Element Wheels I really like the way the folks at Element Wheels have set up their website. They make it possible to search thousands of custom rims for your Model S by year and model. They even have high-quality photos of their wheels with...

Best Places to Find Tesla Model X Aftermarket Wheels

We brought you the best places to find Tesla Model 3 aftermarket wheels here. While we realize that the Model 3 is by far the most popular and best-selling Tesla on the market, we didn’t want Model X owners to feel left out. I’ve mentioned my love for the Model X a few times. I would like to re-iterate that I am in fact, willing to sell one of my kidneys to raise money for one. I know I’m strange but I love the falcon doors, I love the design, and the optional third row of seats would really come in handy. If only I could afford it! So, without further ado, here are the best places to find Tesla Model X aftermarket wheels. CARiD CARiD is a popular vendor that is often discussed and recommended on the Tesla Motors Club forum. A quick perusal of their website yields hundred...

Best Places to Find Tesla Model 3 Aftermarket Wheels

We brought you a list of the best places to find a spoiler for your Tesla earlier this month. Today we take a look at some of the best places to find Tesla Model 3 aftermarket wheels. Many aftermarket wheels are designed to fit several different types of car. The most expensive wheels can cost in excess of $5,000 a piece, at least according to successstory.com. We’ll try and keep the price a bit below that when recommending vendors for your Tesla Model 3 aftermarket wheels. EV Wheel Direct EV Wheel Direct was started by Tesla owners with extensive experience in the car wheel business. The company provides high-quality turbine wheels directly to the customer and has over 100,000 sales to speak of. While EV Wheel Direct does offer products for other makes, it is obvious that they are a...

Is the Honda Clarity Hack Worth It?

Remember the movie “Hackers” starring Johnny Lee Miller and Angelina Jolie? I do. It came out when I was 15 and I thought there was nothing cooler in the world a person could be than a computer hacker on roller-blades. Every time I see the work “Hack” I think of that movie. The Honda Clarity Hack is a bit different. There are no roller-blades involved and no leading man named “Zero Cool.” What Is It Exactly? The Honda Clarity Hack is an app that allows you to “unlock” special features in your Honda head unit. I parenthesize “unlock” because Honda didn’t design the features, they are from a third party. The basic version of the Honda Clarity Hack will cost you ten bucks and will allow the driver to install apps via USB, enabl...

The Best Front Windshield Tint for Your Tesla

I personally have never had tinted windows on any of my vehicles. While I like the idea of a cooler car, the laws surrounding tinted windows are awfully vague. That being said, I know tinted windows are popular. I also know that that front windshield tint modifications are the most popular kind. If you’re willing to take a chance with the law and throw caution to the wind, here is the best front windshield tint for your Tesla. Definitions Before deciding on what front windshield tint to have installed, it is important to understand what the different percentages of window tint mean. Zero percent or no tint is what most vehicles come off of the assembly line with. From there, window tints get progressively darker and darker as the percentages decrease. For example, fifty percent windo...

Ceramic Wrap For My Tesla – What You Need to Know

One thing I’ve learned from hanging out on the Tesla Motors Club forum is that you’ll always get an answer to your question. The users may not always be polite about it as we mentioned here, but you’ll get your answer. After locating this Youtube clip of a custom holographic chrome wrap, I began wondering about less ostentatious options for wrapping Teslas. As per usual, the Tesla Motors Club forum did not disappoint Ceramic Coating vs. Ceramic Wrap It is probably important to distinguish between ceramic coating vs. ceramic wrap. I could give you my definition, but it’s probably easier just to quote “Zirak” from the Tesla Motors club forum: “From what I’ve read so far: 1. Ceramic Coat keeps your car looking clean (bird poop, and small debris ...

The 5 Best Tesla Mods 2019 | Performance Upgrades

Over the course of the last decade, the cars from Tesla have established themselves as serious performance machines. They’ve been tearing up drag strips from coast to coast for years and more recently, have been setting some pretty competitive times at road courses during the TeslaCorsa events. As such, a number of companies have been trying to come up with aftermarket add-ons and baubles that promise to enhance the cars’ already stunning performance, thereby getting a piece of Tesla’s motorsporting glory (and, yes, “motorsporting” is a word now). With all these great products coming to market almost as fast as Teslas are making it to the track, we felt like it was high time to put together a definitive list of the best Tesla mods available in 2019. Keep in mi...

15 Electric Car Conversion Companies

We here at enrg.io like to do all we can to promote all-electric vehicle (EV) ownership. While I’m sure everyone who visits this site knows that you can buy a new or used EV, what you may not know is that you can also convert your current gas-guzzler into an EV. With that in mind, here are 15 companies that specialize in EV conversions and/or provide parts to brave souls who want to try an EV conversion on their own: 1. Green Shed Conversions Based in sunny Florida, Green Shed Conversions offers customers the choice of either full, partial, or assisted conversions. They also have conversions for sale on their site if you see a car you can’t live without. 2. Canadian Electric Vechicles CAEV for short, this company sells EV conversion kits for several different models. Their clie...

Check Out These 5 Awesome Electric Restomods

Restomod. That’s the name that’s been given to special, one-off custom cars that aren’t quite restorations– though that’s a part of it– and aren’t quite hot rods– though that’s a part of it, too. The best way to describe what a restomod is, vs. what it isn’t, is to say that it’s a car that blends old and new to create something that offers the best of both worlds. In most cases, that means an old car with a classic “look” that’s been updated with modern lighting and electronics, usually (but not always) modern brakes and suspension, and almost always a modern engine and drive train. The most common restomods tend to be fitted with Chevy V8s, but I’m we’re not interested in those. We’re int...

Arnold and EVs: Has the Terminator Gone Green?

What words pop in your head when you think of Arnold Schwarzenegger? Terminator? Commando? Governor? How about environmental activist and all-electric vehicle (EV) enthusiast? Impossible you say, the man owns four full-size Hummers for crying out loud! While this may be true, Arnold appears to be re-inventing himself as hero of all things EV. Schwarzenegger made headlines in June of this year when he starred in a hilarious add for Veloz, a non-profit aiming to promote EV sales and production. According to the company’s website: “‘Veloz is a nonprofit organisation made up of a high-powered, diverse board and members from key sector companies, agencies and nonprofits. With unparalleled stakeholder leadership, Veloz is uniquely able to accelerate the shift to electric cars through...