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Silly Moustache 01-17-2020 03:58 PM

How's this for an electric car ?
 
I heard about this company on bbc Radio 4 yesterday.

They convert old cars to 'lectric so you can continue to drive your Dad's garage queen every day.

http://londonelectriccars.com


eatswodo 01-17-2020 04:32 PM

Lovely. My dear departed maternal grandfather drove Morris Minors for pretty much as long as they were available.

Though, with conversion costs at 12,000 - 20,000, I'm not sure the economics quite add up.

That old car is missing a lot of modern safety features too - which may be less of a concern given the type of journey it's intended for.

Brucebubs 01-17-2020 04:50 PM

Fantastic - so old British cars no longer spinning out on their own oil.

Wait a minute ... is Lucas involved?

MrDB 01-17-2020 07:32 PM

In the late 60's me and a buddy bought a very old Morris Minor for $25. We were very amateur mechanics and would work on the dang thing for weeks. Then it would run for a week or two and the cycle would repeat. Good times.

frankmcr 01-17-2020 07:47 PM

Get yourself an old Mini Cooper, it could probably be converted to run on a couple of 9-Volts.

ManyMartinMan 01-17-2020 07:51 PM

You can convert any car to electric. Whether it's worth it to convert an existing gasoline vehicle to electric is up to the owner or buyer of a vehicle. I wouldn't do it. Factory electric vehicles are designed from the chassis up to house the batteries, battery management systems and integrate all existing electronics to operate with the system.

fitness1 01-17-2020 08:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eatswodo (Post 6267987)
Lovely. My dear departed maternal grandfather drove Morris Minors for pretty much as long as they were available.

We had a Morris Minor when I was a kid - mid sixties. It was that funky greenish color with a beige ragtop - Dad called it Sweet Pea after the Tommy Roe song;)

The Growler 01-17-2020 08:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brucebubs (Post 6268000)
Fantastic - so old British cars no longer spinning out on their own oil.

Wait a minute ... is Lucas involved?

Ha! "Lucas, Prince of Darkness". Oh, let's hope not. :D


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