You should convert your classic car to electric. Part 1

09/18/2021 11:03 AM | Admin1 (JS) (Administrator)

By John Stonier, VEVA President, published on Medium

A 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air is considered and American Classic. Should it be converted to electric?

The 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air.

Blasphemy! How could you corrupt the original factory composition of a car and still consider it a “classic”? The sound of combustion and the smell of gasoline are intricately connected to the joy of owning an antique or classic car. The feeling of explosive power. Originality counts.

Or does it?

Is electrification physically practical?

Ten years ago, one-off conversions from combustion engines to electric motors still utilized lead acid or early lithium-ion batteries and a limited selection of motors and power electronics. While viable, the resulting range and power of those early conversions was limited and unimpressive.

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