Classic car electrification market set to grow

Conversions can start from as little as £25,000 - £30,000, cheaper than many new EVs

Classic car electrification market set to grow

The electrification of classic cars will become “increasingly important” over the next decade as roads infrastructure moves towards electric cars, the founder of an electric car conversion workshop has said.

Steve Drummond, founder of Electrogenic warned changes to petrol stations and the introduction of Clean Air Zones could see more drivers turn to electrification in order to keep their classics on the roads.

Speaking to Express.co.uk, he said: “In the end, I think the telling thing is going to be if you roll forward 10 years.

“If most people have electric cars, how many independent retailers for a start but also chains will maintain the cost and expense of running petrol stations. So it will start to tip.

“Starting October this year you can’t drive through the centre of Oxford unless [the car] is 100 per cent electric, no excuses.

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“The London ULEZ has an exception for classic cars. But the number of conversations I’ve heard, people saying ‘oh I’ll just get an older car then’, I can’t see that loophole lasting forever.”

Conversions can start from as little as £25,000 – £30,000 making slightly cheaper than some brand EVs.

Drummond added: “We get enquiries from people who have their perfect 1970s classic Porsche, matching number plates, all immaculate.

“They want it to look the same but electric so they can travel into London.

“You can start to see a whole mixed economy of classics.

“The classic car market is worth £5billion a year, that’s a lot of cars.

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“We of course see electrification as an increasingly important part of that mix.

“For the environment, for access, for [ownership], pleasure of driving and so on.

“I think it’s going to become increasingly important.”

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    What an utter fud, would probably be ‘easier’ and better to get one of these naff modern day electric pieces of trash, skim the top off then glue replacement classic body on.

    Are they stripping the bodies right off 100% acid dipping then 100% solid
    Metal then maybee. But that Taffy program fitting these solid battery boxes
    What happens if you have good crash? Batteries rip the floor out?

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    Egg, splatter, dead, fire, maimed, mangled, toughed glass, no crumple zones
    Pointless

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