As electrification continues to become more widespread across different manufacturers, it's not surprising to see automakers nowadays offering hybrids, plug-in hybrids, as well as electric vehicles (EVs).
But while new cars have the benefit of producing fewer to no emissions, where does this leave classic cars that still run on internal combustion? Well, several private companies have been doing electric conversions for old-school vehicles for quite some time now.
From Volkswagen Beetles, Jaguar E-Types, Aston Martins, Rolls-Royces, and Minis, those that wish to continue using their classic cars without having to contend with stricter emission laws can do so by having them run on electric power. And now, another company is offering to turn old school Land Rovers to run on electricity.
UK-based Everrati Automotive Limited has just announced it has expanded its lineup with zero-emissions versions of the classic Land Rover Defender and the original Range Rover. While some might say these are just imitation body shells running on electric motors, Everrati said that these are real vintage examples that have been fully restored to better-than-factory conditions.
At the heart of these classic 4x4s turned EVs is a state-of-the-art OEM-grade electric powertrain designed and developed by the Everrati themselves. While the company did not go into details about its output figures and specifications, Everrati did mention that the electric powertrain will exceed the performance of the original, enabling unparalleled enjoyment and fun for drivers.
With Everrati already offering a modest lineup of classic cars that run on electric power (Porsche 911 964, Mercedes SL Pagoda, and Superformance GT40), the addition of the classic Land Rover Defender and original Range Rover in its portfolio means that vintage vehicles can live on in the electrification era.
Perhaps the only question now is, will purists actually like the idea of converting their old-school cars into EVs? Let us know in the comments.