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Electric cars are nothing new. EEV’s have been around for more than 100 years, but the internal combustion engine won the race for mass consumption because of Henry Ford and the Model T. However, EVs are coming back into fashion. Folks like Elon Musk of Tesla are betting big on EVs, and so are the…

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These People Converted Their Cars Into EVs… And They Are Awesome

It’s becoming increasingly popular to convert old classic cars into futuristic electric cars, and the trend does have a lot going for it! Electric vehicles undoubtedly hold the key to the future of automobiles, however, it seems they can unlock the past as well. With automobile restoration becoming increasingly problematic due largely to the difficulty in finding a…

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The Rise Of ‘Restomod’: These Companies Are Bringing Vintage Cars Into The Future

In the chequered history of portmanteaus,“restomod” has to be one of the less successful examples — it’s definitely no “brunch” — but the restored and modified car scene it describes has been going from strength to strength in recent years. The concept is pretty alluring: take a vintage car and all the great things that…

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These Electric ‘Crate Motors’ Will Keep Engine Swaps Alive

Electric cars aren’t yet easy. They’re expensive, their batteries aren’t as energy-dense as we need them to be, and public charging infrastructure is sparse. Once all of that improves, the path to mass EV adoption becomes clearer—but for the moment we’re waiting for the technology to get better. Electric swaps for fossil-fuel cars follow a similar…

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Enthusiasts have long purchased crate motors as an exciting way to boost their car’s performance. Electric GT is now offering a “crate motor” that’s totally electric. Built to pair with manual transmissions, it includes everything needed to convert a car to electric — motors, controllers, chargers, sensors, relays, and computer systems — in a single…

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Electric Crate Motors Allow Anybody to Swap Out a Combustion Engine

There is a growing desire for the electrification of the automotive industry. That move has taken greater intensity since Tesla proved that electric cars can be possible for the masses and not be ugly. But, that interest in electric cars also bleeds through to the supporting industry, such as repair, restoration, and custom shops. They also have customers that…

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Has America saved the manual using electricity?

Yeah, that headline is a bit strange but it’s true. You no longer have to sacrifice the pleasure of rowing your own gears if you want to drive an electric vehicle.Well, if you have enough spare cash. Check out the article HERE. There’s an American outfit called Electric GT that offers conversion kits for classic cars like the…

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These EV Transmission Adapters Give You More Options For Electric Motor Swaps

Electric GT has done some cool EV-swap projects for old cars. The outfit’s probably best known for building the electric manual-shift Ferrari that made the rounds a few years ago. Now its offerings are expanding to enable more electric retrofits for a wider range of classics. You can order full electric-car conversions for a range of cool vehicles from…

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Help People in Need by Entering to Win This Tesla-Powered Electric Ford Bronco

In case you’ve never heard of it, Big League Impact is a foundation set up by Major League Baseball players that contributes to many humanitarian causes, including the just-announced Home Plate Project, which plans to provide more than four million meals to students whose free lunches were affected by COVID-19 school closures. If you want…

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Gateway Electric Ford Bronco Redesign & Giveaway by Omaze

The Ford Bronco will always carry a special place in pop culture in America. The rugged truck not only looks good, the people at Gateway Bronco have taken a vintage model of the Bronco and made it even more storied. That means they gave it an electric motor and other upgrades to make it new, and charitable….

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2020 Top 10 High Tech Cars

In 2019, the auto industry finally started acting like its future was electric. How do we know? Just follow the money. General Motors just announced it was spending US $20 billion over five years to bring out a new generation of electric vehicles. Volkswagen Group has pledged $66 billion spread over five years, most of it for electric…

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This is one high quality off-roader all-electric conversion that will also keep you cool

FEB 28, 2020 at 1:54PM By: Andrei Nedelea This is one high quality off-roader all-electric conversion that will also keep you cool You may know about Vintage Air as the company Jay Leno always promotes when mentions adding air conditioning to classic cars that didn’t have it from the factory. Well, now the company has been was asked to help…

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Turn any (Classic) vehicle into an EV with Electric GT’s crate motor conversion kit

Conversion shops are the bespoke tailors of the EV world – maverick motorheads who craft custom creations for the wealthiest of car lovers. The California company Electric GT has created a “crate motor” that’s designed to make it easier for professional converters or even ambitious home mechanics to electrify vintage ICE vehicles. New York Times reporter Lawrence Ulrich…

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Will electric powertrains save the manual gearbox?

Electric GT has developed a modular electric crate motor, put it into several vehicles and is installing it in a classic Toyota FJ, a Ford Mustang and a Pontiac Firebird as proof of technology for an electric powertrain that might be installed in any vintage vehicle, and already is taking “pre-orders” for the system. The…

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Exclusive: Hands on with the world’s first electric crate motor

LS swaps are so hot right now. Name a car, and you’re a two-second Google search away from finding images of the ubiquitous Chevy V8 shoved into an unsuspecting chassis. Any car you’re thinking about, it has already been done. I appreciate the desire that leads one to swap motors in their vehicle. While huge…

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