Video: Michigan Company Converts a '95 Saturn SL1 into an Electric Car

WILX News Channel 10 reports in this video segment about a Michigan company that is going into business converting used economy cars into electric vehicles. A gold Saturn was shown in the linked clip and others were flashed on the screen as future upcoming conversions. "This model will run anywhere from $15,000 to $20,000," said the station, "but it can be cheaper if you bring in your own car."

They call it a glorified golf cart. "The motor runs off 18 batteries." An electric car that could give your wallet a jolt. "This is a huge, huge money saver for people." Tom Nicholls has partnered with a manufacturing company to create an all-electric car that costs just 3 cents a mile to run. Compare that to nearly 20 cents a mile with gas and you've got some extra cash. So far, mechanics have put 500 man hours into converting a 1995 Saturn into an all electric ride. They've already bought a few more older cars, hoping interest will peak. The car uses no gas, emits no pollution, and it's pretty quiet.

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Flashback Friday: 1988 Saturn Prototype

Flashback Friday: 1988 Saturn Prototype

Up until this year the general public had really only seen one picture of the original Saturn prototype that was taken when it was unveiled to the automotive press in 1984. However this year, thanks to the General Motors' collaborative GMnext 100th anniversary website, a bunch of never-before-seen photos of Saturn prototypes from the company's archives have made their way onto the Internet.