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An Electric Motor That Works in Any Classic Car

Anyone who’s owned a vintage car can tell you—and boy, will they tell you—how much time, money, and maintenance is required to keep their baby running. And don’t forget the gasoline, garage oil puddles, or tailpipe pollution involved. A California startup may have the answer: A plug-and-play innovative motor to convert that finicky old gas-guzzler…

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Out: M.P.G. In: Kilowatt-Hours. Classic Cars Get an Electric Jolt.

By Lawrence Ulrich CHATSWORTH, Calif. — A vintage Fiat 124 Spider — so pretty you could pinch its little orange cheeks — accelerates up a canyon road in the San Fernando Valley. But there’s something strange about this Pininfarina-designed Italian roadster. First, it feels downright peppy as it chugs uphill. And there’s actually no “chugging,” but…

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Electric ‘V-8’ Crate Motor From Electric GT Is SEMA Swap-Ready

Laws are becoming more stringent for internal combustion engines. Whether they concern a car’s emissions, fuel consumption, or fire safety, the day of the internal combustion engine is coming to a close. What, though, does that mean for the world’s classic cars? What does that mean for the enthusiast hobby? Does the advent of electricity…

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This company is making a V8-sized EV-conversion ‘crate motor’ for classic cars

According to a report published recently by Green Car Reports, a company called Electric GT wants to take the complicated part out of that equation. Specifically, it’s working on a modular “crate” style system for EV conversion. What we mean when we talk about crate style is that it’s similar to the way that many aftermarket…

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First electric Ferrari faster than original: ‘It absolutely decimated it

(CNN)Purists may be horrified by the thought of an electric Ferrari, but can speed win them over? After thousands of hours of restoring and modernizing one of Ferrari’s luxury sports car, Californian Eric Hutchison accomplished the unthinkable and created the very first — and, as it turns out, fastest — electric 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS….

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Whispering Horse: 1978 Ferrari 308 Electric

Whispering Horse in Arizona. This 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS fell victim to an engine bay fuel leak that resulted in the loss of its 2.9 liter V8 and much of the rear bodywork in a subsequent fire. The car has since been acquired by SoCal-based Electric GT, who have not only restored it, but also fitted…

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EV-converted 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS going under the hammer

This Ferrari 308 GTS from 1976 suffered major fire damage at the rear rendering its V8 engine useless and making it an excellent candidate for an electric conversion.  And that’s exactly what California-based ElectricGT did to it, creating a rather enticing battery powered proposition. It’s actually more powerful and faster than the original V8-powered 308, with a…

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Electric GT’s electric Ferrari 308 GTS is headed to Barrett-Jackson

The all-electric Ferrari 308 GTS started its life as an actual 308 GTS, complete with a 3.0-liter V-8 engine that produced 255 horsepower. At some point in its life, this 308 GTS was destroyed by a fire because of a leak in its fuel line. It was in that condition when Electric GT got its hands on…

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The World’s First Electrified Ferrari 308 is for Sale

1978 Ferrari 308 GTS that’s been professionally converted to electric power is heading to auction this month. The car had suffered extensive fire damage from a fuel leak, destroying the carbureted 2.9-liter V-8 it originally came with. A California company that converts classic cars to electric power then purchased it, repaired the damage, upgraded many…

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Pure awesomeness: Top 10 EV classic car conversions

“Electric GT’s Ferrari 308 conversion ranks #1 Classic Car Conversion” – DGIT Daily: A fuel leak and subsequent fire pretty much consigned this Ferrari 308 GTS, the Magnum PI car, to an early grave. Then San Diego-based Electric GT got hold of it and it rose again like a Phoenix from the ashes. The molten…

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ElectricGT 308, Ferrari 308 Electric Conversion (CleanTechnica Review)

https://cleantechnica.com/2017/11/11/electricgt-308-ferrari-308-electric-conversion-cleantechnica-review/ We first saw the ElectricGT 308, a converted Ferrari 308, at the second Long Beach, California Formula E championship. The car was briefly brought on the track and delighted an excited public with screeching tires and donuts. It made almost no noise, save for two belts whining as the electric motors pumped out a healthier 330…

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308 EV is ‘Magnum, P.I.’ swagger in an eco-friendly package

Summary  Video: Gas vs Electric 1978 308’s. Ferrari 308s scream Magnum, P.I. and big hair, but on the Top Gear America season finale, they showed off a 308 that has been retrofitted with electric motors so that even though it’s red, it’s also surprisingly green. The original 308 came with a 2.9 liter V8 engine that produced 240 horsepower…

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Jalopnik Drives Electric Classic 308 w Manual Gearbox

Manual gearbox in an Electrified 308? Senior Review Editor for Jalopnik: Andrew Collins: On driving EV with a manual gearbox “Driving a 1978 Ferrari 308 with zero engine noise was weird. Using a regular three-pedal five-speed manual-gearbox connected to an electric motor was even odder. But Electric GT’s EV-swapped Ferrari has a distinctive driving experience that, once…

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Formula E Las Vegas e-Race

Formula E was in Las Vegas for a $1 Million purse e-Race pitting gamers against drivers this month. The promo Video here was shot using the Electric 3o8 GTE. JEV spent the day shooting in the car all over Las Vegas. Check it out.      

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Formula E Drives Las Vegas – Electric Ferrari 308

Formula E Drives Las Vegas: A great opportunity arose to go to Las Vegas with the Electric 308 GTE to partake in the promotional filming supporting Visa Vegas eRace FormulaE with a $1M drivers challenge. A video and link will be added ASAP. But here are some cool photos: Jean Eric Vergne Spent the day filming in…

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