Matthew and his Morris MinorImage copyrightMATTHEW QUITTER
Image caption Matthew Quitter converted a Morris Minor to electric to zip around central London

Every time a Tesla hits a tree, it’s a gift for these enthusiasts.

Around the world, a cottage industry is growing in converting classic cars into electric vehicles.

Small firms are buying up old Nissan and Tesla parts and bolting them into Ferraris, Porsches and BMWs, making them cleaner, easier to maintain and even quicker.

The basic process differs little from firm to firm: take out the engine and fuel tank and replace them with a battery pack and motor, often connecting the motor to the old gear box.

They try to change as little as possible so that the process is reversible.

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