Long before electric vehicles (EVs) became an ordinary sight on roads across the country, Daniel Novy—whose last name, fittingly, means “new”—was an enthusiast. The Slovakian- born machinist and amateur auto mechanic read up on EV technology … then built his own e-car.
Technically, Novy’s project, completed in his garage over several months, involved replacing the internal combustion engine of a 1990 Honda CRX with a lithium-ion battery. He kept the original transmission, making his converted car different from most EVs, which have just one gear. *
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After driving his DIY EV for a couple of...
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