Want an EV car? Build one yourself.

You don’t need a $40,000 Chevy Volt to be part of the green crowd. Just convert your current vehicle from gasoline to electric. It might cost you more than the car is worth, but you won’t be sending your bucks overseas. 

CNN is showcasing two fellas that did just that. One with a Honda Civic del Sol and the other with a Chevy S-10. Both are now electric and both were converted by their handy owners. The gents said it wasn’t that hard and took about four months to complete. The S-10 cost $12k in upgrades and can now run 40 miles on a single charge, hitting a top speed of 60 mph. 

It’s going to take a long time to overcome the initial cost but for drivers fed up with the whole oil thing, why not send your money to the local power conglomerate instead.