Thursday, December 12, 2013

New for 2014
This Sandrail will be used in our 3-Day Hands-On Conversion Workshops.  Participants will convert it to electric and then test drive it on our test track.  Also for 2014, EV4U has increased the number of Workshops to ten, up from four per year in the past.  Visit and sign up today.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

It's not just batteries that have changed, but also chargers.
Check out this early GE unit.

Monday, November 4, 2013

The 1914 Detroit Electric featured 68 batteries and had a range between 50 and 85 miles.  Cost new, $2,500.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

This pump was built on September 22, 1930.  By the late 1920s, electric meter-type pumps were rapidly replacing the visible-register models.  Loosely known as clock-face pumps.  Remember, you don't need no stinkin gas.  EV4U can show you how to stop using gas.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

This is an example of a visible pump that was built in 1924.  These pumps first appeared around 1915.  Gasoline was pumped from underground tanks into a visible glass cylinder above the pump.  The operator watched the level of gas in the cylinder and stopped the flow when the gas reached the desired amount.
You don't need no stinkin gas.  EV4U can help.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sunday, June 30, 2013 EV4U's Karmann will be at the World Famous Laguna Seca Race Track.  Karmann was converted to electric in 8 days to make last years event, but she missed it by seven hours.  This year all systems are go, and we hope to see you there.  The day before going to the track, Karmann will be cruising around Carmel, Pacific Grove, and Monterey.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Richard test drives the Tesla Model S.
Visit for a link to our
YouTube Channel.

Check out this short but entertaining video. Filmed in Shasta Lake, California.
Photo: Made some cosmetic changes to the engine compartment of the Karmann Ghia.  Getting ready for the show season.
Limited time special for our 3-Day Hands-On Conversion Workshop on June 15-17. Register by May 31 and save $100 off of the regular price. Visit to register, or for more information.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

You don't want to miss next weeks episode, as Richard test drives the Tesla Model S.
In this weeks episode, Richard test drives the 2013 Nissan Leaf and the Renaissance Cars Tropica, which is a follow up of the February 10, 2013 episode.
 Be sure and follow our conversion of this 1991 VW Double Cab Transporter.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

This vehicle was never imported to the U.S.
Any idea what it is?
Drove 26 hours in a 36 hour period to pickup a vehicle for conversion.

Friday, April 5, 2013

EV4U Custom Conversions YouTube Channel is just shy of 1,000 Subscribers, and 500,000 Views.
We are sending a truck and trailer down to Perris, California to pickup a rare vehicle to be converted to electric.  1,300 miles in two days.  Stay tuned to check it out.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

3-Day Hands-On Conversion Workshops

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Karmann Ghia

Race Day

EV4U's Electric 1974 Karmann Ghia on the Autocross track from four different perspectives.

Gas vs Electric

The Hassle Factor

The gas station experience can go from mild to wild. But the home garage experience is usually uneventful.

Solar, Wind, and Hydro, oh my!

In this weeks episode of the EV Answer Man, the discussion is about generating your own electricity. We take a look at Solar, Wind, and Hydroelectric applications.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Made some improvements to suspension, increasing the handling.
Be sure and check out our YouTube Channel for the video.

Monday, February 11, 2013

In this weeks episode of the EV Answer Man, we take a close up look at two of only 22 all electric Tropicas made by Bob Beaumont's Renaissance Cars in 1995.  Some history behind the car, and close up video of a vehicle with panels removed.

Friday, February 8, 2013


Who would have guessed that a guy tinkering away in a small town in Northern California would be that interesting.

I don't think it's the guy, but what he's doing.

He's helping change the world by helping people change from internal combustion to electric.

This is one of the next great advancements/changes for mankind.  The number of benefits is huge.

Join us, visit for more information.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

What's the Best part about owning and driving an Electric Vehicle?

I've been driving an EV for several years and I'm not sure what I like best.
  • I definitely like not having to go the the gas station.
  • Plugging in at home or at work is so easy.
  • No maintenance or repair costs.  (I do kind of miss the folks down at NAPA.)
  • Driving for less than 3 cents a mile, I like that too.
  • Being part of the solution, and not spending money that goes to those that want to kill me. (Selfish)
  • Not having a clue what the price of gas is.  (cool)
So I'm curious what others think the Best part is of driving an EV.  (I'm talking about an all electric vehicle, not a hybrid.)  Email me at and let me your thoughts.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

EV4U delivered the Porsche back to Sacramento the following Saturday. 
This is just one example of the Outreach Program from EV4U Custom Conversions.  They work with High Schools and Colleges throughout the west.
Promoting Electric Vehicles is what we're all about.
Be sure and sign up for our Conversion Workshops while there is still time.  These were very popular last year, and space is limited.
 The students from George Washington Carver School in Sacramento working on the 1972 Porsche 914 at EV4U's shop.
Nice looking car.  The students have worked hard on this project, and have had help along the way.
EV4U traveled to Sacramento, California on January 4, 2013 to assist students from the George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science with their Porsche 914 conversion.
The following weekend they came up to EV4U's facility in Shasta Lake to get some serious work done.  The weekend proved not to be long enough, so they left the vehicle with EV4U in order to make additional progress.