Debate: Is electrifying classic cars a sacrilege?
Let the great debate begin
Sacrilege. It means a violation or misuse of what is regarded as sacred. This word is used for electric cars, specifically electric classic cars. Many diehard classic car enthusiasts think that classic cars should not be electrified. Other say that electrifying classic cars is good as it preserves them. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.
And before you do that, let's read what the lovely community of Drivetribe thinks about this.
"I have no problem with electrifying classic cars. I think this preserves them for years to come and gives us the chance to show them to our children. I don't want classic cars like the E-Type to be left in some barns in the next 10 years. Yes, they might not have the charm of the petrol-powered engine, but electric classic cars preserve the beauty of classic cars and I am completely with it."
"Electrifying classic cars isn't sacrilege at all. If anything, it's helping to preserve older cars.
In the case of smaller classic cars as well like the VW Beetle, the Fiat 500 and the original Mini it makes them a really cool alternative to a modern electric city car like a Renault Zoe."
"Electric classic cars eh? I can't really think of an argument. I just hate them."
John Coleman (Drivetribe/Foodtribe Community manager)
"EV-swapping a classic car is no worse than turning said classic car into a hot rod; however the arguments for doing so are often foolish. Classic cars do not need to be future-proofed, they do not need to made relevant, they do not need to be faster, more fuel efficient, or more safe - we've done that. They're called modern cars."
So there you have it, now that the DT community have shared there thoughts on electrifying electric cars, now it's your turn. Let us know in the comments below.
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