Cape Girardeau man builds his own electric cars

By Jeff Cunningham bio emailWe agreed to come back when he completed his next electric car and we did. Jack was just beginning to convert a Mini Cooper that now serves as his daily driver.”We put in regenerative braking system in it and 112 cells or 700 pounds of batteries,” Jack said. “It will go 100 miles and 100 miles an hour.”Jack has an entire garage dedicated to electric cars. It took him a year to convert the Mini. The Porsche we drove in 2009 is getting double the power. He did a electric prototype for the company that makes the Porsche replicas. And, his team added a Porsche Spyder replica that is also fully electric and would make James Dean green with envy. These cars may look like the past, but for Jack they are the future. He says it boils down to oil and the estimated two billion cars in the world by 2020.”The rest of the world wants to drive cars just like we do,” Jack said. “That going to put a lot of pressure on the price of oil and really change the way we live in suburbia.”But why spend $15,000 converting a car to electric? Why not just buy an electric car? According to Rickard, it not that easy.”They sold about 1,500 Tesla at $150,000 a piece,” he said. “There the Chevy Volt, an electric http://www.cheapjerseys11.com/ car that runs on gasoline and the Nissan Leaf. You can just go buy an electric car and you won be able to for some time.”Plus, why limit cheap jerseys yourself when you have the means to turn any car you fancy electric? Jack admits the mini was a real challenge. It a modern car with all the amenities. It has satellite radio, air conditioning, heating, Bluetooth and an iPod adaptor. The real problem was fooling the car computer into believing it still has a gas engine, even though its engine is sitting about 20 feet away.What it does have is 112 lithium ion phosphate batteries. Jack has crates of them from a company in China. He can find an American company that sells them.I took the Mini for a spin and it drives great. It has normal road manners and is extremely quiet. And, the Mini isn going to be the end of Jack electric projects, either. He is planning on tackling something really impressive next. (Credit: Wallens)A parent’s love knows no bounds. But what happens when you truly believe your child is going to harm himself or someone else? One family tells News 4 they made a heartbreaking decision about their son with autism, all because they felt they had no other options.A parent’s love knows no bounds. But what happens when you truly believe your child is going to harm himself or someone else? One family tells News 4 they made a heartbreaking decision about their son with autism, all because they felt they had no other options.Graco to recall 25,000 child car seatsGraco to recall 25,000 child car seatsPosted: Wednesday, May 24 2017 6:29 AM EDT2017 05 24 10:29:58 GMTUpdated: Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:50 AM EDT2017 05 24 15:50:05 GMTThe seat webbing may tear, not adequately restraining the child in a crash, according to testing by the Naitonal Highway Transportation Safety Administration.The seat webbing may tear, not adequately restraining the child in a crash, according to testing by the Naitonal Highway Transportation Safety Administration.Pregnant teen blocked from walking at graduationPregnant teen blocked from walking at graduationPosted: Wednesday, May 24 2017 2:45 AM EDT2017 05 24 06:45:22 GMTUpdated: Wednesday, May 24 2017 2:45 AM EDT2017 05 24 06:45:22 GMTThe school principal says the student and her parents signed a covenant, vowing the teen wouldn have sex.The school principal says the student and her parents signed a covenant, vowing the teen wouldn have sex.