Hello everybody, I haven't been around for a long time. Few days ago I logged in to check if my avatar was still there. Yea. Last time I played I got a 5k hof from feffoid. It must have been somewhere around 2010. I spent all those money on skilling the natural way and then quit. Those peds lasted for a good time. I had good times too, hehe. I graduated earlier that year and got a short-term job. It was supposed to last 3 months but it lasted nearly one year. I didn't even think about computers during that time, heheh. I could have afforded EU during that time but I didn't even remember this then. Now being unemployed I remembered this and logged in. How funny, hehehe. Can't really afford depositing right now but I won't sell out either. I know I'd regret it later. I chatted with Chela today. I told him I had electric car. I didn't buy it, I built it myself. Or should I say converted, because that is more closer to reality. Factory made electric cars cost here well over 40 000e. I can't afford them. This conversion did cost about 6000e to me. What I did in a nutshell: I swapped original engine to electric motor, added batteries under the hood and some behind the backseat and have enjoyed cheap driving since. Last time I took a look at gasoline prices they were over 1.6e/litre. That was cheapest I saw here. Driving electric costs me less than 2e per 100km. Batteries should last well over 100 000km if properly taken care of. They don't actually need any maintenance, just watch that you don't overcharge or overdischarge them. I promised to post some evidence. Pictures at https://picasaweb.google.com/103632455961568613343/ElectricVolkswagenGolfMk2 Videos: regular driving: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkvoKBuEQxI&list=UUjRvbUVAsEWJBDU53Zodukw&index=7&feature=plcp driving #2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kw05EXwiUnY&list=UUjRvbUVAsEWJBDU53Zodukw&index=4&feature=plcp recent heater test after upping pack voltage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuVrbF6XBMQ&list=UUjRvbUVAsEWJBDU53Zodukw&index=1&feature=plcp That's what kept me busy last year. Driving all around. Conversion took maybe 150 hours including some labor time. I've been driving it for over a year. Clocked 6000 electric kilometers last year. City driving only. Original gasoline engine would have consumed about 8 litres per 100km of city driving. Maybe even more. Old 1.6l carburetor engine isn't most efficient in fuel economy, hehehe.