Electric Vintage Cars
When you think of a classic car, you probably don’t picture an electric one. However, a retro ride that runs on electricity is quite elegant. The newlyweds, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, sped away in a 1968 E-type Jaguar after their wedding. The car was a completely stock model, but it also boasted a kilowatt motor. Its electric motor is now a popular alternative power source for vintage cars.
Peter Swain founded Electric Vintage Cars
Peter Swain is the man behind Electric Vintage Cars, a company dedicated to restoring and manufacturing electric cars. Swain owns an impressive collection of classic cars, including a series of MGs. After realizing the potential of electric cars, Swain set out to develop a fully electric model of his beloved classic. He partnered with Continental Engineering Services, a UK-based company that designs drivetrain, interior, and electronic components for many of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers.
The company’s RBW EV Roadster, inspired by the car Peter Swain first drove at the age of seventeen, is a fully developed electric classic. While retaining the iconic design of the 60s, it uses modern body shells to preserve the classic style of future motorists. The RBW Roadster is a great example of a modern classic. With a price of PS430,000, the electric car is still relatively inexpensive for a classic model.
Richard Morgan founded Electric Classic Cars
Richard Morgan is a car buff. Four years ago, he gave up his engineering job to start a business, Electric Classic Cars. The business specializes in turning classic cars into turbo-charged electric supercars. It has even reached Hollywood stars, including the Slumdog Millionaire actor Dev Patel and singer Ellie Goulding. Morgan’s passion for vintage cars led him to develop an electric version of his Ferrari 308 supercar, which does a 0-to-60 sprint in less than three seconds.
The new TV series Vintage Voltage features a team of cutting-edge mechanics re-engineering classic cars into electric cars. Many classic car owners are seeking more power, less money, and less impact on the environment. To meet this need, Morgan and his team have developed a unique process to electrify classic cars and make them more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly. Among the classic cars they’ve converted are a Porsche 911, a DeLorean, a Mini, a Series 2 Land Rover, and a VW campervan.
While enhancing classic cars with modern technology is an excellent way to save money, it’s not always possible. Luckily, the company’s approach means that each car is unique, and buyers can choose exactly what they want to add to their classic vehicles. By adding new technology to classic vehicles, such as electric heating, power steering, and regenerative braking, owners can boost their car’s performance. The company has earned a reputation as the largest classic car converter in the world.
The company’s latest restoration project involved a BMW E9 that had been sitting in an owner’s garage for decades. A water leak had ruined the interior of the car, causing it to develop bubble paint over the entire car. Thankfully, the team at Electric Classic Cars has taken the time to make it look like new. And with this project, it’s only the beginning of what could become an electric classic.
AC Cars produces electric versions of the AC Cobra
A new electric version of the legendary AC Cobra sports car is being produced by AC Cars, the oldest independent car maker in the world. The Series 1 electric car was launched in June and features the same chassis as the 1962 original, crafted out of composite materials. The steering and brakes have been upgraded to accommodate the electric motor. The car’s battery has a capacity of 54 kWh and has a torque of 250 Nm. Peak torque is 500 Nm.
The AC Cobra was initially designed to compete with the Chevrolet Corvette. In 1965, Carroll Shelby approached the company with a design to put a Ford V8 engine in an Ace chassis. It could reach 200 mph and was sold to Ford. Today, AC Cars produces electric versions of the Cobra, a car with a legendary heritage. In a press release, the company said that it will launch the car with electric and turbocharged powertrains.
Initially, AC Cars will release the Series 1 electric version of the AC Cobra. Its performance is comparable to that of the regular Cobras. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds, with a range of 305 km between top-ups. The battery life of the electric version is about twice as long as that of a gasoline-powered version.
The Shelby Cobra was delayed for a time due to problems with the supply chain. To avoid any further delays, the company re-examined the car’s fundamental design principles and selected improved, higher-performing parts. These changes ensure that production will meet expectations, and will go beyond the original estimates. As a result, weight, acceleration, and handling will all improve. It will be a great addition to any collection of AC cars.
Green Masters is a small-scale automaker
In Sirsa, Haryana, the company has made a name for itself as a small-scale automaker of electric vintage cars. Their cars are popular with Haryana residents because of their indigenous roots and eco-friendliness. The company has three different vehicle options. Here are some facts about these vehicles:
The first model is the 1000-watt Green Master electric car, which boasts a 48V lithium-ion battery and produces one horsepower and 2.2 Nm of torque. The car has a claimed range of 100 km, and the charging time is around four to five hours. The company says the car’s battery will last for over 100 km, but we have yet to see a production model that meets those claims.