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Converting to electric

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I’ve had an Alfa Gt 1.9 JTDM for the past 5 or so years. Started out in hell but after changing the battery to a more decent size and the turbo found that I had great fun. I recently fancied a change and have bought a new (to me) car. I haven’t yet sold the Alfa but was wondering if there was any way of combining my love for alfa and my love for electric together. Does anyone know if there is a kit for converting an ***** GT to an electric motor? I love the style and handling of the GT but I’m looking to reduce my carbon footprint. Let me know if you have any ideas or know of a garage that would do the conversion.
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I do not know of anybody that has done anything like that.
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£5k for the kit plus £6k for the batteries to give 50-60mph might just make economic sense on the Aygo for town use but I don't see it on his GT

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Check out electricclassiccars.co.uk, they convert older cars to electric using tesla batteries etc. This makes them a bit pricey at around £10k, but they've recently made the world's fastest Ferrari 308. I've not looked at them myself, but my boss has and also claims to know the guy that started the company. He says the video of the 308 is pretty spectacular!
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The best way to reduce your footprint is to use the GT less, rather than wasting your money on a lot of precious metal intensive componentry and batteries, that needs to be mined, processed and shipped thousands of miles, so that a power station can produce the same emissions as your car.. but somewhere else... to produce the electricity you need.

After three years most of that precious metal intensive componentry and batteries will end up as landfill.

Buy a small-engined petrol engined car and use that for shopping/commuting. Keep the GT for "non-daily" and occasional use only.


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That makes sense unless youíre paying a big Road Fund tax bill , which is not mileage related. Mine will be over £500 once Iíve had my Stelvio a year, which is crazy considering how I am limiting my mileage to probably 4K at the current rate. We have an IQ for local journeys we cannot walk,cycle or do by public transport.
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