With the pressure to conserve resources, recycle and repurpose existing materials, there are many things we can actually do ourselves. All it takes is a good teacher, patience and the desire to learn. Ben Nelson is a clean transportation enthusiast who strongly believes in the power of learning and sharing. Ben has developed a “Do It Yourself” series to teach people with minimal skills how to build their own electric car. While he had no formal training in electric vehicle design before beginning his first project, he quickly learned how to build “EV’s” (electronic vehicles) through a combination of hands-on work, informal apprenticeships, and enough library books to literally wear out his library card. He has presented his electric vehicles at many venues, including the Mother Earth Fairs and being the best attended presentation at the Midwest Renewable Energy Fair. He has also been a collaborator on the Open Revolt project, which makes low-cost electric vehicle motor controllers available to everyone.
In addition to his passion for clean transportation, Ben has also designed and built projects for renewable energy, water conservation, and alternative heating and cooking methods. He teaches these ideas and techniques to others through blogs, web videos, and instructional DVDs.
In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer talks to Ben Nelson about How To Build Your Own Electric Car. Stay tuned!