Testing the voltage of a battery at the Electric Car Conversion Conference in Cape Girardeau, MO.

Testing the voltage of a battery at the Electric Car Conversion Conference in Cape Girardeau, MO.

BURN host Alex Chadwick is following a just emerging movement of electric car conversion — replacing internal combustion engines with electric motors and batteries. He learned about a possible battery breakthrough at a gathering of car converters.

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In September 2011, an international group of car and technology enthusiasts gathered in Cape Girardeau, MO for the first EVCCON — the Electric Vehicle Conversion Convention. They came from China and New Zealand, Amsterdam and Ontario, and from throughout the U.S. to exchange ideas, swap stories, and drive really really fast down a taxiway at the Cape Regional Airport.

Burn host Alex Chadwick and Burn correspondent Sean Collins spoke with Jack Rickard, who publishes a weekly electric vehicle news magazine and produced this conference:

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