In Part 1 and Part 2, I described how I built a DIY VEX Electric Car prototype, which is a scaled up or larger version of my original Hero 20201 Robot, which in turn is just a scaled up VEX SquareBot. In this installment I demonstrate the Electric Car in action outdoors in a parking lot using the VEX Game Controller to remotely test the Electric Car.
From this test you can see for yourself how this Electric Car prototype can be further scaled up to “Electrify” current gas powered cars in order to help solver the Green House gases and Global Warming that is causing a meltdown in the North and South poles!
By using compact gas powered cars that are sitting in junk yards or at home in driveways and garages because the engine and or transmission is broken but otherwise the car body and safety systems are in good condition, we can convert them to Electric Cars that can be used for driving around town or short commutes to work and back, using charging stations that are currently available for Tesla cars.
This could be the next car upgrade for car enthusiasts who can’t afford one of Elon Musk’s Tesla Electric Cars. With the talents and help of mechanics, 3D Printers, electronic designers, embedded software designers around the world. In fact maybe Elon Musk would consider selling gas car “Electrification” kits to car enthusiasts world wide to help further reduce greenhouse gases that are drastically changing our weather patterns and causing a meltdown at the North and South Poles. Maybe car races and prizes could be awarded for “Electrified” car designs with the longest range or best performance. Similar contests were held by MIT for solar powered cars a while back. In fact these contests should also be available to students in grade school, high school and colleges and universities world wide! For their future depends on “Electrics”.