CMU pushes conversion kit for gasoline cars

Illah Nourbakhsh’s dream is for Pittsburgh to become the electric car capital of the country.
The Carnegie Mellon University robotics professor and a team of CMU colleagues, with help from an Oakland auto repair shop, have developed a process for converting family gas guzzlers into battery-powered electric cars with a fraction of the operating and repair costs of a new electric car. They call it the Charge Car.