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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the wood badge in Electricity.

In this Badge Bit, you will convert a vehicle to run off of electricity.  We're talking a street legal 4+ wheeled vehicle.  Have an old Geo Metro laying around?  Let's make it electric!

Here's a video of a cool project:

Minimum requirements to get this BB
  - street legal
  - capable of 60mph
  - 40 mile range
  - conversion kits are ok
  - must be a conversion from gasoline/petrol to electric drive
  - plug-in hybrid would be fine as long as it can go 40 miles on all electric

  - also earns 35 points of Metal Working (Iron)
  - also earns 30 points of Tool Care (Wood/Iron)

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, provide proof of the following as pics or video (less than twenty minutes):
  - the vehicle you're starting with
  - the engine compartment before you begin work
  - the engine removed
  - the battery pack, motor and other major components
  - the battery pack installed
  - the motor and drive installed
  - finished views of everything
  - video (sped up) of driving the car for 40 miles and hitting 60 mph at least once during the trip
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