(The following story is used with permission of our online news partner The Seattle Times. Additional photos as well as a video can be found here.)
By Erik Lacitis
Seattle Times staff reporter
Why should it be any surprise that the nation’s biggest club of guys like Al Swackhammer is in the Pacific Northwest?
Visiting his home in Edmonds, with a 220-volt plug hanging from the garage ceiling, he proudly shows off the metal baby that he put together himself.
It’s a car that packs 60 lithium-ion batteries that weigh in at 410 pounds total. There are 48 stacked in the back seat and 12 more in the trunk.
It’s a gas-to-electricity conversion project that has set him back $23,000. You can read the complete story here.