Posted 01.18.2016 in Reviews by Editor
The British roadster has been an enduring automotive icon for over six decades. Many of the marques are still well known despite having sold their last sports cars in the US in the 1970s and 80s; AC, Austin Healey, MG, Triumph. The Electric Vehicle Restoration Company, a British Columbia, Canada restoration and customization shop with plans to establish a US operation in Las Vegas Nevada, seeks to give classic sports cars a second life as zero-emission electrics. In a phone interview from the firm’s Kelowna offices, company founder and CEO Andrew Mynheer pointed out that by replacing the cars' internal combustion engines with electric motors, a majority of the usual maintenance and repair of a 60s-70s era car can be avoided and performance will improve.