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Classic BMW Gets Tesla Power & Performance

September 11th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

The classic BMW E30 3 series has been called the perfect drivers' car by many enthusiasts over the years — and, if you ever spend some time behind the wheel of one, I'm sure you'll find one or two reasons to agree

France’s Recent Order Liberalizing Retrofits Of Old ICE Vehicles Supercharges Phoenix Mobility’s Ambitions For Mass EV Conversions

July 12th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

We just love hearing about EV conversions. This is an industry that promises to play a major role in accelerating the transition to electromobility. At the right scale and when applied to the right segments best fit for the target markets, what was once a niche product for collectors’ items such as restored classic cars and a badge of honor for a merry band of hobbyists could be a game changer. EV conversions will allow a broader consumer base to afford decent electric vehicles

e-Car Namibia Looks To Scale EV Conversions In Namibia

June 8th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

EV conversions around the world have traditionally been taken up as a hobby by EV enthusiasts or by small boutique garages restoring classic cars. But we are starting to see more firms in Africa looking at EV conversions on a commercial scale. e-Car Namibia is looking at jumpstarting the Namibian EV commercial conversion market. 

EV Conversions Go Mainstream in Kenya

November 12th, 2019 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

Efficient mass transit systems that reduce the number of private vehicles on the streets should be the preferred solution in the quest to reduce congestion and emissions in Africa’s growing cities. In most African cities, informal operators are the backbone of the urban commuter network, servicing urban commuter routes with 14- to 35-seater minibuses and motorcycle taxis known as Boda Bodas

Every Automaker Should Develop Conversion Kits For Their Gas Vehicles

September 9th, 2019 | by Barry A.F.

Just recently we learned Volkswagen is going to sell an electric vehicle (EV) retrofit kit for its classic Beetle. Many CleanTechnica articles are about the transition of the world's driving fleet to EVs, the expectation that sales of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles will eventually be supplanted by EVs, and a broad forecast that fleet turnover will take approximately 15 years once ICE vehicle sales cease until the world reaches 100% electric power in this sector

Electric Porsche 912 With Tesla Motor (Video + Interview)

August 31st, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

The Porsche 912 and 911 are classic cars some people go nuts over -- the attachment may seem irrational, but it’s still quite real. (The same is true of a number of different Porsche models.) The fact that a 1968 912 can be converted to all-electric status with a Tesla motor only makes it that much sweeter. The look and feel are still Porsche, but the tech is more powerful and is quieter. Also, since it runs on electricity, polluting fossil fuels can be avoided

The Aston Martin DB6 EV Story Told By Fully Charged Agent Jonny Smith

April 10th, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen

Having tried myself — and failed miserably — to convert my old Volvo, and noticing how the Duke & Duchess departed Windsor Castle in a Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero last year, this video caught my eye as soon as it left the editing room of the guys at Fully Charged. And maybe you already heard: Bond himself is going EV in the next movie in his iconic series, driving the Aston Martin Rapide E. Oh dear, what has the world come to

Yes, EV Owners Can Be Car Enthusiasts

March 30th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

There’s a common stereotype on the internet about EV drivers. Supposedly, we are all “iPhone people” and can’t be “real” auto enthusiasts. But is it true

East Coast Mechanic Builds Electrified Audi With Tesla Powertrain (Video)

August 11th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

An Audi-loving mechanic on the East Coast of the US gutted an Audi S5 and swapped out all of the internal combustion bits for a fully electric drivetrain from a Tesla. The install involved cutting the motor and inverter apart and cramming all 16 Tesla battery modules into the car — 13 of those modules ended up in the rear, with the remaining 3 installed up near the front of the car

What Was I Thinking? A Tale Of An EV Conversion That Was Over Before It Began

June 2nd, 2018 | by Jesper Berggreen

Spoiler: This should have been the joyful story of a successful conversion of an old fossil-fume-farting classic car into a high-tech electric classic car. Instead, it all ended in confusion and disillusion. Still, the plan made sense, and I really hope some of you will comment with your own experiences

Is Converting Old Cars To Electricity A Collector Crime?

April 12th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

Disclaimer: I'm writing an electric vehicle (EV) conversion book and come from a classic car collector background, where purity, provenance, and historical significance are the prime values. It wasn't until driving a Tesla Roadster that it became clear to me that the electric motor has more untapped potential and is a lot of fun to drive. That puts my purist nature at odds with my preference for an electric future

Worldwide EV Road Trip Happening Now — A Fascinating Story To Follow!

January 5th, 2018 | by Sophie Sandham

You may, or may not, have heard that for the past 662 days, a Dutch man has been driving across the world in an electric car. He started in the Netherlands, has driven up, down, and around Europe (passing through 20 European countries), journeyed through the Middle East and Asia, and has just made it to Indonesia, so is now not far from his destination of Sydney, Australia

The 1st Electric Car To Circle The World — Nissan Qashqai Conversion

November 26th, 2017 | by Jesper Berggreen

Hjalte has already seen me coming up the driveway to their house. He opens the door and greets me. I notice the electric Nissan Qashqai jacked up with one rear wheel removed. "What’s wrong with your car?" I ask. "Green won’t charge," he answers. "Nina thinks it has something to do with the charge port, and I removed the wheel to be able to look behind it."

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