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SHOULD I CONVERT MY CLASSIC TO ELECTRIC?

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Making headlines for its silent transportation for last year's hottest royal couple, the E-Type Zero electric conversion by Jaguar Classic was not only a turning point for electric conversions, it was also a topic of discussion for enthusiasts thinking about binning petrol or diesel and adopting electric.

We delve into this topic by looking at the benefits, potential drawbacks and, most importantly, the cost implications of making the change.

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Used Cars that Make Great Electric Car Conversions

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Electric cars are catching on. The best-selling electric vehicle (EV) so far is the Nissan Leaf, which has sold more than 100,000 vehicles globally – about half of those in the U.S. Before commercially-available EVs were common, though, the electric car was largely the domain of the do-it-yourself converter. As the trend grew, so did the options. Now there are kits you can purchase that are both vehicle-specific and relatively generic. The number of new or used EV choices on the production market is still limited, so some people are opting to find the right gas-powered used car to convert to an electric instead.

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A guide to converting your old car to electric

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It turns out that there are many valid reasons to convert a car to electric in Australia, starting with the fact that it’s a method of extending the life of an older car. Tim reckons the ideal car to convert is something that’s older and simpler, as more modern cars have much more complex systems that make the conversion more difficult, more complicated and more expensive. Also, when you can now buy a second-hand Nissan Leaf for comfortably less than $20,000, the conversion no longer makes hard financial sense.

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Ask Electric Car Conversion Questions

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Do you have a conversion question, but don't even have the mechanical skills to know how to ask it, or whether the answer was already in the book you bought but you didn't understand it??

No need to be bashful, we're all learning together here; ) Like my math teacher once said: The only dumb question is the one you're too shy to ask.

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Build Your Own Electric Car

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You can build your own electric car, if you can manage to change your own oil and wiper blades. It takes a little know-how, but it's not rocket science. Here are the steps:


    • Find somebody who's already done it to look over your shoulder. Join the local Electric Auto Association and find yourself a mentor!

    • Get yourself a donor vehicle (that's the gas-guzzler whose guts you'll be ripping out) that has the nice qualities of:

 

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