The government announced in 2019 that they were bringing the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles forward to 2030.
What does this mean for our treasured classic cars?
The UK is home to around 500,000 classic cars with petrol or diesel engines. However, the ban on petrol and diesel cars will not immediately affect any used cars, including classic cars.
It is predicted that such cars will become less sought after and more expensive in the next few decades.
How can classic cars be future-proofed?
Some manufacturers such as Porsche are developing synthetic e-fuels that are carbon neutral and usable in petrol engines. This could stop some classic cars from being hidden in your garage, but it is proving to be a very expensive task and is unlikely to be produced en masse.
It is also possible to get a specialist engineer to replace your classic car’s engine, fuel tank and transmission with an EV electric motor and battery. However, this can cost upwards of £20,000 and can hike insurance quotes massively.
Retro-inspired classic cars
The Renault 4 will be the main focus of Renault’s image at the 2022 Paris Motor Show. This retro-inspired electric car will go into production in 2025 and supposedly celebrates the golden history of the Renault since its launch in 1972.
So, are we going to see even more car brands around the world pumping new life into classic cars? Will we ever see a fully electric Reliant Robin, or will we see futuristic, space-age models like the Nissan Leaf? Only time will tell.
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