The London mechanic converts classic cars into electric vehicles

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While some drivers are ready to go electric, they still want to hang on to their classic cars.

Matthew Quitter is working to change that. Turn classic cars into electric cars in its London-based garage, with customers from all over the world, he says.

The conversion of gas drinkers helps the environment, especially as more than a million cars in the UK end up in landfills every year.

“Scrapping cars is not a good thing to do, you know, it’s pretty well known now that half of a car’s CO2 output is in production,” Quitter told CBS News’ Ian Lee.

He converted his 1953 Morris Minor to a electric version. “You become slightly more aware of how smelly other cars are,” Quitter said.

But there are “many” cars that Quitter believes are banned and shouldn’t be swapped or converted.

“We asked a customer to convert an Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato, which is madness. Just madness,” he said.

Guy Willner had no problem changing the engines on his 1969 Land Rover Series 2A.

“The Land Rover engine is nothing really exciting to me. What’s exciting is the gearbox, the all-wheel drive,” Willner said.

The electric touch did not disappoint.

“It’s fun, it’s fun. It’s absolutely hilarious. I mean, it’s a hilarious car,” Willner added.

The conversion price of a classic car in an electric vehicle it could cost you $ 30,000. But for those who give up, it’s not just about the money.

“Once they get in the car and it’s converted, you get a big easy smile and that’s it, they’re never going back,” she said.

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