The Story of eCorolla
Finnish open source community Electric cars – Now! converted a Toyota Corolla from an internal combustion engine car to an electric car in 2009. Why on earth? Electric cars can be seen in traffic everywhere these days. Many people might not think that in early 2000s Finland, they were science fiction fantasy. The community wanted to show the car industry: it started converting combustion engine cars to electric ones and sharing the conversion instructions online. The purpose was to spark a revolution in which all cars in the world could be converted to emission-free. The project received considerable publicity. Finland was seen as a pioneer in the electric car industry. Where did the eCorollas disappear? Or is the time of conversion electric cars yet to come?