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Give Your Beloved Classic Cars A Lease Of New Life With An Additional Electric Boost

As we inch closer to 2030, the deadline for the reduction of carbon emissions looms but that does not mean abandoning that heritage-ladened classic car you own.

Dec 10, 2020 | By Joseph Low


For most of the newly manufactured cars, they are equipped with new systems to reduce their carbon footprint but what about the cars made before this seemingly quiet revolution? Of course, they are not getting left behind. 

While the coronavirus has ravaged the world for the last few months and its effects have long-lasting consequences on our society, so are the environmental problems such as climate change. The world, in a bid to reduce the adverse impacts of climate change, has pledged to cut carbon emissions to zero. As per the Paris Agreement, countries can achieve net-zero emissions through various measures and one way to do so is to cut down on the number of gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles.

These companies are Turning Classic Cars Electric

ZeroLabs is an automotive engineering company that specialises in restoring and converting classic cars to be powered fully by electricity. Your beloved classic car will have a makeover where its motors will be replaced with ZeroLabs’ electric platform that can even boost the car’s performance. For instance, the inclusion of the 600HP dual motor can drastically improve its capabilities — 471% to be exact over its 1966 original HP. What you have is a newly improved car that is faster, cleaner while preserving all the sentimental values attached to it.


How is the process like?

Customisation is at the heart of ZeroLabs and car owners can pick the best options available. The car will undergo a four-step process that is monitored 24/7 so that you are in the loop of things that are happening. Below is a graphic of the entire process:


Another company that’s on route to helping more car owners with their transformation is Lunaz. Similar to ZeroLabs, the England based company, Lunaz, has been modifying classic cars like the 1953 Jaguar XK120, 1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom and 1956 Rolls-Royce Cloud to name a few.

But is this applicable to Singapore?

Reports have shown that the government is planning to increase the number of electric charging points across the island to 28,000 by 2030 as the nation progresses towards utilising cleaner and greener energy sources. Furthermore, a new academy will be set up to train more technicians on the repairs of hybrid and electric vehicles. This initiative helps to complete the entire electric car ecosystem where car owners can be assured that should their vehicles become faulty, there will be specialised support by the technicians to troubleshoot. 


At the moment, ZeroLabs offers remodelling for the following format: classic 4×4 (1947-1975), the classic muscle (pre-1975), the classic 2-door coupé (1948-1975), and the classic pickup (1947-1975). 

Car owners are encouraged to inquire about the service on ZeroLabs’ website

All images courtesy of brands.

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