Recently in an interview with the Australian Broadcast Center (ABC), it was announced that the electric conversion vehicle can take part in the classic car rally. “Bay to Birdwood Run” has been having classic car rallies before the pandemic hit. Event organizer Michael Neal explains that he wanted the first post-pandemic event to be the biggest one.
The event organizer hopes to attract at least 1,500 classic cars and also around 120,000 people to the event. It will be in the City of Adelaide and many classic car lovers are expected to be here. Neal further stated that EVs would be a crucial contingent they would “actually save some vehicle that would have been lost to us”. Participants were interviewed about having their electric conversions in the rally. Many of them see that electric vehicle in the event is necessary to keep up with the changes and also vehicles on the road for as many years as possible.
Over the past 10 years, those who have been into electric vehicles would know the importance. The car is kept alive by changing the motors and other related things inside. These have gained traction over the past few years, some also offering premium conversions.
Some of the first players in the conversion space include Zelectric Motors and EV4U Custom Conversions, both started in the 2000s and offer conversion services for a variety of vehicles.
Zelectric Motors specifically works with classic Porsches and VWs, while EV4U converts any vehicle and even offers classes that will teach one, ” how to do it yourself!”. More premium companies include Charge Cars, Zero Labs, and ICON 4×4. Charge Cars is introducing an all-electric re-manufactured classic Mustang, while Zero Labs and ICON 4×4 are generally focusing on conversions of classic SUVs; Ford Broncos, Toyota Land Cruisers, Land Rover Defenders, etc. Each of these vehicles comes with a hefty price tag, generally over $200,000, however, for those who are looking for a premium classic experience, nothing else will come close to these.
As many countries are now forcing new vehicles to be fully electric by as soon as 2030, there may come a time when it will either be regulated to convert your vehicle or simply inconvenient to own a gas vehicle. These conversion shops and the acceptance of classic car events show that this is not only possible but can be an exciting rejuvenation of these older cars, allowing more people in the future to enjoy them.