Electric cars are gaining in popularity. Whle many people are not running out to invest in a new car, they are interested in ways to convert their current vehicle to something more environmentally friendly. I didn't know that you could do this sort of thing yourself, but there is a whole community of people doing it. DIY Electric Car Forums is a great place to learn about the benefits, and process of converting your own car from gas to electric. Forum users are actively discussing the conversion process and the necessary materials to do that. Part manufacturers and dealers participate on the forum, answering questions and relaying information about their parts.
While this forum is only a month old, there is a good supply of information and it would be a great place to learn form. Users are quickly pulling together resources to share with each other. Alternatively, if you have done a conversion or know something about electric cars, take a look through the questions and share some of your expertise. People have posted detailed instructions for each part of the conversion in their wiki and the feeds are also an excellent resource.