By Julian Teekaram, Weekend anchor/Video Journalist - bio | email
KENTON, OHIO -
It all works. The windshield wipers, the lights all function like any other car, the only difference is this car doesn't have an engine.
Chad Dappert of New Generation Electrics has been converting gas-powered vehicles into electric powered vehicles for the last six years.
"Mostly converting off road equipment. ATV's, snowmobiles and motorcycles, and seeing the necessity we continue to move into bigger vehicles for transportation," said Dappert.
A client can drop their gas-powered car off and in approximately 50 working hours they can take home a battery-powered environmentally friendly vehicle. Dappert says the electric vehicle has the same abilities as its counterpart.
"Not many people prefer to have the golf cart version of an electric car. We really work hard to make it a real deal vehicle," said Dappert.
Dappert has converted about 28 vehicles to electric. He says this small Ford Festiva is a small taste of what he can do.