For some electric car enthusiasts in South Florida, it's better to build your own.
Architect and computer specialist Andrew McClary bought a rusty 1968 Ford GT40 sports car for $500 on eBay and spent about two years stripping it, restoring it and installing a battery pack and other features to produce the red electric beauty that now wows people at auto shows.
"For me, oil is just wrong. We don't need to be using it on our cars," the 44-year-old family man said from his home west of Boca Raton. "And the price of gas is more than what we pay at the pump. Our country is going bankrupt and getting into war, defending oil."
My dad was going to do something similar to this with his truck. I don't know why he didn't, probably just didn't have the time.
He could have put a lot of battery packs in the bed of the truck.