Upcycling vehicles from "ICE” to electric
Old cars, new energy system.
Here's an article about UK company Lunaz Applied Technologies, which converts the internal combustion engines (ICE) in classic cars to electric powertrains – and is now moving into upcycling industrial fleet vehicles, such as garbage trucks. The company says it saves 82% of the embedded carbon in every vehicle it upcycles and electrifies – equal in weight to the Eiffel Tower every year.
My father-in-law is heavily into restoring classic cars (his '54 Chevy Bel-Air is his baby) and watching the love that he and his friends pour into their vehicles to keep them alive and on the road has had me convinced for well over a decade that figuring out how to convert existing vehicles to run on batteries would be a great way to shrink resource use and extend the life of beloved old vehicles. So glad to see an enterprising company has figured out a way to make it happen!