With regular gasoline prices hovering around 3 dollars and 54 cents per gallon, most of us would be happy finding some way to cut that cost.
Brett Jackson, a man who looks more like Chris Kringle than he does an electric truck kind of guy, decided it was time to try. Jackson says he began researching the internet, ordered parts, and after two years he was driving an all electric truck. Jackson said people wondered if he had a working car.
"Well occasionally I pull into a parking lot and they'll say 'wow is your car running?' and I'll say well sure, it's just real quiet."
Sitting in Mr Jacksons 1985 S-10 Chevy pickup, and you have the feeling that you're sitting in golf cart on steroids. There's no engine, so all you hear is a ''whirring" sort of noise.
"It'll go 65 down the highway. Really? Oh it's crazy!", Jackson says almost proudly.
Two years ago, when gas prices hit four fifty a gallon, Jackson said he had enough, and began researching what it would take to convert a pickup truck so that it ran only on electricity.
While this reporter watches, Jackson plugs an electrical cord into another cord sticking out of the pickups grill.
Half the bed in the back is packed with a dozen 12 volt golf cart batteries. 165 dollars each, they produce a whopping 28 horsepower. Don't laugh, Brett Jackson gets around, even if he's a little sweaty. This reporter asks about cool air on a hot Summer day, "You got air conditioning in this thing? Jackson laughs, "Ha ha No!"
Pop open up the hood and you see a big fat hole where all kinds of parts should be. Jackson said he didn't need em, "You just take out the radiator, the engine, the exhaust system and anything else that's attached to the engine that you don't need anymore."
Mr Jackson says it cost about 6 thousand dollars to create this all electric truck and plans on building one for his wife.