RE: British firm offers EV conversions to Rolls owners

RE: British firm offers EV conversions to Rolls owners

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Arese1973

40 posts

33 months

Thursday 10th October
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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

312 posts

55 months

Thursday 10th October
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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

39,997 posts

202 months

Thursday 10th October
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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

1,987 posts

45 months

Thursday 10th October
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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

675 posts

126 months

Thursday 10th October
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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

441 posts

97 months

Thursday 10th October
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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

276 posts

33 months

Thursday 10th October
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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

15,772 posts

126 months

Friday 11th October
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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

158 months

Friday 11th October
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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

360 posts

64 months

Friday 11th October
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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

11,657 posts

151 months

Friday 11th October
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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

360 posts

64 months

Friday 11th October
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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

11,657 posts

151 months

Friday 11th October
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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

4,567 posts

139 months

Friday 11th October
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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

7,223 posts

231 months

Friday 11th October
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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

13,551 posts

147 months

Friday 11th October
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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

1,388 posts

112 months

Friday 11th October
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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

2,070 posts

56 months

Friday 11th October
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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

1,117 posts

181 months

Friday 11th October
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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

9,398 posts

152 months

Friday 11th October
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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.