There are currently around 40 million cars operating across the UK, according to the Association of Car Manufacturers and Dealers, and 46% of all cars will need to be electric by 2030 for the targets to be met. Those who choose to get rid of the combustion car get up to £2,000 (about R$12,500). But many owners, attached to their classic models, prefer to keep them.
With this place in mind, Matthew Coyt transformed the 1953 Morris Minor with the help of nine lithium-ion cells. He now has a team of 10 people working on conversions at the start-up London Electric Cars.
In order to complete the conversion, as each renovation is customized, it can take up to six months for the older model to become electric. Pricing for this conversion starts at £25,000, but because battery-powered cars don’t pay UK congestion fees or road tax, owners actually only have to pay for electricity after the conversion. This means they can drive around London for as little as £1 a week. To make the procedure even easier in the future, the company plans to send transfer kits by mail.
Among the most popular renovations are those of vintage Minis and Land Rovers, but there are more exclusives that have also passed through Quitter’s garage, such as the Lancia B2, Bentley T2, and a London taxi previously converted into a regular car by the money mogul of the Nubar business. Gulbenkian for the Peninsula Hotel Group.