Basic Automotive UK: Electrical conversions can be “essential” within the subsequent decade
Steve Drummond, founder of the classic car conversion business Electrogenic, said interest in classic car conversions will “tip” in the right direction over the next few years. He warned of changes to gas stations and the introduction of clean air zones that more motorists could turn to electrification to keep their classics on the roads.
Speaking to Electrogenic, Mr. Drummond said, “In the end, I think if you roll forward 10 years it will be revealing.
“When most people have electric cars, like many independent retailers but also chains, the cost and expense of running gas stations is maintained. So it will start to tip over.
“As of October this year, you will not be able to drive through central Oxford unless [the car] is 100 percent electric, no excuses.
“The London ULEZ has an exception for classic cars.
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However, they caution that conversions are different for each make and model, making it a unique challenge.
All phases of the remodeling process are planned in advance to ensure that all parts will fit the electric battery.
They warn that other parts like the car’s brakes or drivetrain may need a little overhaul depending on the model.
Conversions can start at as low as £ 25,000 to £ 30,000, which makes it a bit cheaper than some brand new electric supercars.
Speak with Express.co.uk, Mr Drummond added, “We receive inquiries from people who have their perfect classic 1970’s Porsche, matching number plates, all immaculate.
“They want it to look the same, but electric, so they can travel to London.
“You can start to see a whole mixed economy of classics.
“The classic car market is worth £ 5 billion a year, that’s a lot of cars.