I have recently started researching the electric car and how hard it is to build one. I will track my progress here, and post links to helpful sites for those interested in this project and renewable energy as a whole.
If I am successful I may start offering electric conversions or flat out electric cars to others for a fee. My dad is helping me in the project as he already has some experience in putting together an alternative energy system, and my brother is excited about helping as well and may make our first attempt his senior project.
Our first attempt will be to take a riding lawnmower and convert it to electric, then add solar cells so that the lawn mower is a self contained electric "go-cart" or "moped" for lack of a better phrase.