When I see a classic car on the road – a real unique, old, and once extremely desirable automobile, I often think how sad it would be to lose it to the lack of fossil-fuels in our future. Either it is easily convertible or we must save one or two gasoline refinery amongst the millions littering our country and skies with carbon emission for these gems of human imagination and frugality.
Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen AG with a classic VW Beetle convertible
“The future is electric – and our classic cars can do the same! This week I tested a Beetle convertible with the modern electric motor of an e-up!*. A great driving experience in the fastest and most powerful beetle I’ve ever sat in. Top speed 150 km/h and 60 kW peak power. Brakes and chassis are reinforced to keep the car within the [safety regs]. The whole thing is not a gimmick, but has economic potential. My colleagues from the Volkswagen Group component are already working on conversion kits that can be used to convert classics such as Beetle, Bulli or Karmann-Ghia into electric vehicles. Silent and emission-free. A great idea! 👍 *e-up!: Power consumption, kWh/100 km: 11.7 (combined); CO2 emissions combined, g/km: 0; Efficiency class: A+” – LinkedIn and Volkswagen AG
Depending on where the electricity is produced. In British Columbia and Washington State, our principal renewable energy is publically owned. Our Federal-, Province- (BC Hydro), County-, and even City-owned dams and hydroelectric generators (Seattle City Light) supply near limitless and renewable energy. ElectrifyAmerica distributes that at a reasonable rate to EVs and eMobility.