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Would you convert your classic car to electric? How one top car restorer is leading the way
If, like me, you want to buy electric to save the planet, but also want to buzz around the country lanes on a sunny Sunday in your classic car, then you have a challenge on your hands. More and more the owners of classic cars are asking about converting their cars to electric but have had some stark choices to make. This has made many purists just file the idea and forget about it, despite pressure from green hungry millennials some of whom feel that classic petrol cars should just be destined for the scrap heap. Choices have been based on a series of simple offerings. Take the engine and gearbox out and throw them away, forget the driving experience that was taking a car up through the gears and changing down quickly when you come to a corner. That's in the past. All you need to do is just accelerate and the car will be just as quick to 60mph as it was in the classic petrol version perhaps even quicker, but the experience of actually driving the car has been lost. However, there's hope at last now one of one of the world's most recognised classic car restoration companies has teamed up with one of the UK's leading electric vehicle engineering companies to solve this classic dilemma. Classic Motor Cars (CMC) in Bridgnorth have been restoring classic cars for nearly 30 years with a reputation for restoring some of the most important E-Types and Jaguars ever made, as well as Aston Martins, Bugattis, Ferraris, Lancias and many more. Until recently, the idea of converting a classic to electric power was something of anathema even though the company has always had a policy of moving with the times and carrying out the wishes of a global client base. "The problem was not that we did not want to move with the times especially when clients were starting to ask us to find a solution," says CMC's managing director Nigel Woodward. "But finding a drive train that would work and provide a true driving experience was impossible. We did not relish the idea of putting motors on the wheels or bolting in an electric motor to provide a quick stop and start driving experience that would replicate a bumper car at a fairground. "We were disturbed when we looked at how some of the conversions had been carried out with classic bodies being radically changed and from our individual personal experiences of working with major manufacturers in the field of electric vehicles, we could clearly see that many of the conversions that we looked at left a lot to be desired. "As a company it was a dilemma. We knew that we could restore a classic car to an award-winning specification, but we could not find an EV partner who could match this level of expertise in the conversion of the car from an internal combustion engine to an electric powertrain." Then finally the solution became apparent after a chance remark from one of Woodward's friends led CMC to visit Electrogenic at Kidlington in Oxfordshire. What he found led him to an agreement that was signed earlier this month for both companies to work together. The clincher for Woodward was walking into the Electrogenic workshop, seeing an E-Type that had an electric motor under the hood in the right place and not hanging off a wheel. It even had a proper clutch and gear box. The moment of realisation was the same for Steve Drummond, managing director of Electrogenic. "Our aim right from the start has been to make our cars better versions of themselves, and this includes retaining the classic driving experience," says Drummond. "We wanted to keep gearboxes where possible and offer a range of power and charging options, all seamlessly melded with the character of the car. We wanted the cars to be the same weight as the petrol car where possible, to retain its original handling characteristics, and to re-distribute the weight where possible to improve the handling. Now, every time I get behind the wheel of a classic car, I think how much better it will drive once it's electric. "We are very focused on our technology however, and although we do a lot of fabrication in-house to build things like battery boxes, motor mounts etc, we do not restore vehicles. CMC obviously does and having spent time in their premises at Bridgnorth we are incredibly impressed but only with their organisation bit quality of the work that they do. So, we are delighted to have a trusted restorer that we can refer our customers to. And we are even more delighted that CMC feels the same way about us and will be referring customers to Electrogenic." Not every classic car owner is going to convert to electric overnight, some never will and of course some cars should never be converted. But they may well convert a classic Porsche to run around in or to drive in low-emission zones. Given all the conversions are reversible - and some of the owners take the engines home with them - there seems little reason not to consider converting your classic and doing your bit for the planet.