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Billy Joe Knight, left, and Robert Gakin look under the hood of their converted Volvo, which runs entirely on batteries and runs for 80 miles before needing a recharge. - Aaron Burkhalter/Staff  Photo
Billy Joe Knight, left, and Robert Gakin look under the hood of their converted Volvo, which runs entirely on batteries and runs for 80 miles before needing a recharge.
— image credit: Aaron Burkhalter/Staff Photo

"We're taking orders,” Robert Gakin said.

Now that he and Billy Joe Knight have finished their electric vehicle, they're excited to help anyone else build theirs.

With their converted Nissan gutted and reworked, Knight is ready to drive up to 80 miles on a single charge, paying about 1.5 cents each mile versus the average 41 cents a pile other cars pay for gas.

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