Classic car owners know how emotionally and exhausting can be to preserve this kind of cars. History aside, a classic car is also memories. Memories of a different life on the roads. But preserving those memories and history can be a difficult task if you add up oil leaks, replacing parts and a lack of mod-cons.
Thats why ev conversion of classic cars is the new way of giving these old daily drivers another chance to hit the roads and be more reliable and safe.It’s not just adding an electric motor,you have the comforts of a modern daily driver,like AC,heated seats,electric power steering and so on. But also safety features, like modern brakes,improved suspension,reinforced impact side bars and chassis, some times even air bags.
The combination of all these is giving a second chance of these classics to become once more a daily driver rather than sitting on a garage,gathering dust and coming out only at spring,like bears after hibernation.
Since Tesla’s cars successful introduction to a new age of electric vehicles,has sparked the ev conversions of all kind of cars. From classics,race cars,buses to even motorcycles.
Here some EV conversions that you surely didn’t expect.
- MINI from London Electric Cars
Sure, an electric car with only 70 miles of the range sounds rather dreadful, but once you take into consideration that it’s a classic MINI, all of that range mumbo jumbo seems irrelevant. LEC make use of pre-owned Nissan Leaf batteries in their electric adaptation of the MINI, which meant it had a 20 kWh fuel cell tucked in the rear.
- Volkswagen Microbus and Volkswagen beetle from Zelectric Motors
Microbus was meant for a long road trip but it had some problems and made the trip a bit rough. But since Zelectric Motors did an extreme makeover from top to bottom,now you can make long trips with the comfort of an eco-friendly car.
Beetle had two big flaws,noise and heat in the backseats from the engine making it difficult to drive. But with the Zelectric Motors ev conversion is now a pleasant classic car to drive.
- Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud from Lunaz
With all the comfort and luxury of Rolls-Royce,Lunaz added the ev conversion and with the combination of insolated interriors,it takes comfort to another level.
- Shelby Daytona from Super Performance
A 700 Volt electric motor which pumps out 1,000 lb-ft of torque and 500 hp.The world’s first EV supercar was built by Renovo alongside a South African team at Super Performance, and they reckon the Coupe would complete a 0-60 time in an awe-inspiring 3.4 seconds, placing it amongst some of today’s supercars.
- Ferrari 308 GTS from Electric GT
Electric GT rescued a salvaged title 308 GTS from the junkyard and replaced the 3.0-liter Italian V8 with a triple motor setup in a V8 block configuration to still keep to its roots as a tribute.