RE: British firm offers EV conversions to Rolls owners

RE: British firm offers EV conversions to Rolls owners

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Arese1973

51 posts

44 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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If I had a few quid and was looking for an EV, it may as well be a stunning shape. That XK120 looks amazing in black!

dunnoreally

353 posts

66 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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This stuff's a novelty for now, sure. However, I feel like in 20 years or so, when EVs are the rule rather than exception and have been for a while, classics that have had these conversions will be worth less than half the unconverted versions.

Bill

42,786 posts

213 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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Jimbo. said:
Is an EV XK a bad thing, remembering the whole grace, space, pace thing of Jaguar?
Space?? You clearly haven't tried to get in one! biggrin

5490

4,614 posts

56 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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dunnoreally said:
This stuff's a novelty for now, sure. However, I feel like in 20 years or so, when EVs are the rule rather than exception and have been for a while, classics that have had these conversions will be worth less than half the unconverted versions.
Great to see you've been brainwashed. Doom and gloom.

Classic cars will be still running on petrol in decades to come. End of discussion.

Lambo FirstBlood

753 posts

137 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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5490 said:
dunnoreally said:
This stuff's a novelty for now, sure. However, I feel like in 20 years or so, when EVs are the rule rather than exception and have been for a while, classics that have had these conversions will be worth less than half the unconverted versions.
Great to see you've been brainwashed. Doom and gloom.

Classic cars will be still running on petrol in decades to come. End of discussion.
Um, you do know he was agreeing with you right?

FazerBoy

588 posts

108 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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Lambo FirstBlood said:
Um, you do know he was agreeing with you right?
Sometimes people are so indignant that they just have to get their point out without taking the time to actually read and understand what they are replying to... laugh

Shappers24

393 posts

44 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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Really not sure how I feel about this. I can see the appeal certainly, but part of me thinks these classics should remain as they are. Conflicted, but wholly irrelevant as I could never afford the ICE or EV version anyway.

Jimmy Recard

17,215 posts

137 months

Friday 11th October 2019
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5490 said:
Great to see you've been brainwashed. Doom and gloom.

Classic cars will be still running on petrol in decades to come. End of discussion.
As he says...in 20 years people will still want the ones with the original petrol engines. Electric motors are a novelty now, petrol motors will be a novelty in the future

School boy

1,006 posts

169 months

Friday 11th October 2019
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It would be nice if you could take the rolls engine out and keep it as a centre piece with the ability to start it up on a stand. Much like with some merlin engines.

Arsecati

987 posts

75 months

Friday 11th October 2019
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AMGSee55 said:
The reference to city centre driving is redundant as far as London is concerned. Rolls, Jags etc of that era are all in the ‘historic’ taxation class and hence dodge the ULEZ charges anyway.
Bang on.

Dave Hedgehog

12,908 posts

162 months

Friday 11th October 2019
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Arsecati said:
AMGSee55 said:
The reference to city centre driving is redundant as far as London is concerned. Rolls, Jags etc of that era are all in the ‘historic’ taxation class and hence dodge the ULEZ charges anyway.
Bang on.
For the moment

In 20 years do not expect much support for fossil fuel burning vehicles

Just look how attitudes have changed to smoking over the last 20 years, now smokers are social lepers, and fossil fuels are vastly worse

Edited by Dave Hedgehog on Friday 11th October 08:27

Arsecati

987 posts

75 months

Friday 11th October 2019
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I've often wondered - when people slobber on that the wholesale move to EV will render ICE propelled vehicles extinct - why all the world's horses aren't dead?

Dave Hedgehog

12,908 posts

162 months

Friday 11th October 2019
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Arsecati said:
I've often wondered - when people slobber on that the wholesale move to EV will render ICE propelled vehicles extinct - why all the world's horses aren't dead?
they dont really emit many particulates

Ambleton

4,971 posts

150 months

Friday 11th October 2019
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Dave Hedgehog said:
they dont really emit many particulates
you've clearly never been stood behind one when it's sharted hehe

Truckosaurus

7,769 posts

242 months

Friday 11th October 2019
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Classic Cars should be driven.

If swapping the engine for a motor means it will be driven more then I am all for it.

(You can always put the old engine back in again at a later date).

Plate spinner

14,535 posts

158 months

Friday 11th October 2019
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Dave Hedgehog said:
Arsecati said:
I've often wondered - when people slobber on that the wholesale move to EV will render ICE propelled vehicles extinct - why all the world's horses aren't dead?
they dont really emit many particulates
Also there’s a lot less of then around than back in the day. Keeping a horse now is the preserve of the rich - as will be classic cars.

I don’t think they’ll be banned, just taxed to stratospheric levels to make them a rare event. The general public opinion will shift so drastically as well that it’d be a brave soul who drives one into a town centre.

deadtom

1,489 posts

123 months

Friday 11th October 2019
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Plate spinner said:
Also there’s a lot less of then around than back in the day. Keeping a horse now is the preserve of the rich.
Codswallop.

You’ve not met many horse owners I take it?

bobtail4x4

2,652 posts

67 months

Friday 11th October 2019
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deadtom said:
Plate spinner said:
Also there’s a lot less of then around than back in the day. Keeping a horse now is the preserve of the rich.
Codswallop.

You’ve not met many horse owners I take it?
they may start off rich,

ArmouredBiscuit

1,120 posts

192 months

Friday 11th October 2019
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Very similar sentiments regarding the Rolls here.......bucket loads of torque delivered in (near-as-dammit) silence seems entirely befitting.

Blackpuddin

10,668 posts

163 months

Friday 11th October 2019
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Dave Hedgehog said:
lovely idea but ouch at the price
Yep, it would be interesting to see how they justify it. Has a 'let's see what we can get away with' feel to it.