Why Classic Cars are The Next Big Thing in Electric Vehicles


Have you noticed petrol prices skyrocketing? This is the universe telling you that electric is the way to go! Electric cars have been on the rise in recent years, they’re environmentally-friendly, modern and make for a much more comfortable and high-performance drive. However, there is just that special something about the ambiance of a classic car that an electric car’s exterior will never live up to. If you’re lucky enough to own a beautiful classic car, we’ve got something for you; an environmentally friendly, cost-effective conversion from classic to electric power! We can turn your vintage beauty into an electric vehicle so you can drive guilt-free for years to come. If you're looking for a modern take on a classic car, electric is the way to go!


Electric Car Converts are professionals who can help you switch your petrol-guzzler over to electric power. We know everything there is to know about electric vehicles and can help you find the perfect one for your needs. Whether you're looking for a new daily driver or something for weekend cruising, we can help make it happen!


Why convert your classic car?


Here are the top 7 reasons to convert your classic!


1. Environmentally Friendly


A recent study by the International Council on clean transportation concluded that in their lifetime, electric cars are responsible for far fewer greenhouse gas emissions than their petrol counterparts. In fact, in the UK and most of Europe where renewable energy is a major source of our power, electric cars have zero environmental impact.


2. They’re Cheaper to Run


If you don’t want to spend all of your hard-earned cash on petrol, take our advice, make the initial investment, and convert your car! In fact, we’ve proven that you will pay back your investment over 5-8 years, and as the cost of petrol and tax increases, this will get even shorter!


3. Lower Maintenance Costs


It’s not just petrol, however, electric cars have far fewer moving parts than petrol cars because they have an electric motor rather than an ICE (internal combustion engines), so they require less maintenance. You'll save money on oil changes, tune-ups, and other maintenance costs over the life of your electric car.


4. Emotional Attachment and Memories


Many people have an emotional attachment to their classic cars, and converting your car to electric will keep those memories alive for years to come. For example, you may have inherited an old Mini from a grandmother who may have even bought it new - can you really sell it, or is it full of too many happy memories of her?



5. They’re the Best Looking Cars on the Road!


Classic cars are the best-looking cars on the road. Electric car conversions don’t change their appearance in any way, in fact apart from the lack of exhaust pipe you wouldn’t know from the outside. Lift up the bonnet, or look at the dials, and that's a different story though, we take classic interiors and add a touch of modern technology.



6. Classic petrol-powered cars are too much effort


So much time and effort go into keeping a classic car running and looking good as new. Converting them is the perfect way to keep that up and still be environmentally-friendly. Electric Car Converts can help you create the perfect electric car for your needs and make the conversion process easy and affordable. Classic cars are the next big thing in electric vehicles – don’t miss out!


7. Makes them more Usable!


Electric cars are perfect for people who want to drive electric but don't want to give up their classic car. Once it's converted, you can use it every day without worrying about running out of petrol or spending too much on maintenance. An electric conversion will always start, heats up immediately, will have all the perks of a modern car, and therefore why not use it every day?



classic blue car driving on the road
Image by: @michelespinnato

Scrapping Cars


As electric cars become more and more popular, the value of classic cars will increase, they’ll be rarer and more special and exciting. However, classic cars will have to be scrapped, as they become uneconomical to run and break down all the time - we need to save this from happening!


Think electric cars are just for environmentalists? Think again!


Electric cars are not just for environmentalists – they're for anyone who wants a reliable, environmentally-friendly car that's also a lot of fun to drive. Converting to electric and restoring a vehicle is less wasteful and far better for the environment than simply scrapping the old one and buying a new one. It is significantly cheaper to convert your classic car to electric power in the long term, it just depends if it is worth it for you. Start a conversion with us and you will be left with a completely customised EV for a fraction of the cost.


Many People Choose to Scrap their Classic Cars rather than Convert them to Electric.


Electric car conversions are an excellent alternative to scraping your classic car. New automobiles require a lot of energy and resources to build, and ship around the world. That’s why converting old cars to run on new technology can be much more efficient. Converting your classic car to electric is a great way to keep it running for years to come – and you can even sell it for a profit later down the line.


A Luxury Upgrade


A luxury car conversion will cost you a fraction of the price of a new electric car. You don't have to break the bank to go electric – in fact, it's often cheaper than you think!


Conversions are Quieter and Easier to Drive.


Electric car conversions are a great way to make your classic car electric. They're often quieter and easier to drive than the original petrol-powered engine – perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy a classic car without the hassle. You won’t need to change gear, press the clutch or we can even add power steering and better brakes!



red classic car parked outside cartier
Image by: @simonlaunay

Unmatched Quality

The quality of a converted car is on par with that of new cars. Mainly because you’ve still got the beauty of a classic car, and the power of a modern electric-powered one. You get to keep your beautiful leather interiors, wood panelling, and the luxurious feel of a classic car, with the power and durability of an electric vehicle without the extortionate price tags.


Makes the Car Even More Remarkable


Electric car conversions are a great way to show off your lovely car – they're always a hit at car shows and other events. With a converted classic car, you can be the envy of everyone in the parking lot.




Keep your classic car and go electric – it's easier than you think!


Eco-Friendly Shift


While electric cars have been around for over a century, it wasn't until recently that they have become popular. Thanks to advances in technology and a renewed interest in eco-friendly living, these cars are becoming more popular than ever before. Petrol prices are currently at an all-time high, making it extremely unsustainable to drive a petrol-powered car.


Many people have become more environmentally conscious, but haven’t yet switched to an electric car because they are too expensive (conversions with us are often cheaper than the cheapest new EV available). It is more eco-friendly to manufacture fewer cars and keep the ones that are already on the road.


Classic cars are the perfect choice for these conversions, where the benefits such as increased reliability and usability of the vehicles are more pronounced, and the sentimental value makes owners more likely to invest.


electric car charging point infographic
Image by: @geralt

The Ideal Car to Convert:


So, what's the ideal car to convert to electric?


Any classic car that's been sitting in your garage or driveway pre-2000 is the perfect candidate for an electric conversion. Older cars are often easier and cheaper to convert than newer models because we don’t have to deal with any of the modern-day electronics. Before Converting your Classic Car to an Electric Car, Consider the following:


1. Lighter Cars


Cars that are lighter require fewer batteries and have a lower-powered motor, making them less expensive to convert. The caveat of this is that there is less space for batteries meaning the range can be a little lower, but if there’s a will, there's a way.


2. Older Cars are Easier to Convert


There is a lot of enthusiasm among the ICE to EV conversion community for converting old classic cars. As they're easier to work on and have a simpler design, the entire process can be completed quite quickly. Since there are no electronics, onboard computers, fancy sensors, climate controls, or automatic braking systems (ABS), converting old cars is much easier.



electric car converts founder with classic defender
Image by: @electriccarconverts

Everyone has Different Requirements


To some people, the perfect car is a mini because they live in London, have no space to park, and only need 50 miles of range. Others believe that a Defender or Land Rover is ideal because it can travel hundred of miles and has lots of storage capacity.


If you’re looking for a modern way to enjoy your classic car, then consider converting it to electric power. Thanks to their ease of conversion and eco-friendliness, electric car conversions are the perfect way to modernise your classic car without sacrificing its style or quality. Classic cars are perfect for us to work with, and will be perfect for you to drive once the conversion has been completed. With Electric Car Converts, you can keep your classic car and enjoy all the benefits of electric power– without any of the hassle. We have got loads of knowledge and experience and will be more than happy to help you find the conversion you’re looking for!






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