Increasing petrol prices are driving record demand for electric vehicles in Australia, but many disappointed motorists are discovering a serious lack of supply.

Now innovative businesses are offering conversions, turning old old gas guzzlers into a fully electric engine.

“There’s no car that can’t be converted,” according to Graeme Manietta from DIY Electric Vehicles, though the cost can vary depending on your car.


Increasing petrol prices are driving record demand for electric vehicles in Australia, but many disappointed motorists are discovering a serious lack of supply. (A Current Affair)

Manietta built his first electric car in his Logan workshop way back in 2007 and the interest quickly spread.

“People kept saying, ‘Oh, can you give me the bits so I can do one’ and it just snowballed to the point where it’s now a business,” Manietta said.

That business is now booming, with thousands of motorists wanting to convert their engine to be petrol-free, removing the exhaust system and radiator too but adding in batteries to power the car.

Extracted in full form: How Aussie motorists can convert engines to be petrol-free (nine.com.au)

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