The electric era is coming, whether we all like it or not. It’s an exciting time — new propulsion methods, new forms of tuning and modifying, a whole new world of power adders to consider. But if you’re thinking about updating your classic car to the 21st century, you might want to hold off for a few more years.
The folks over at Hot Rod EV-swapped a ‘57 Chevy (because Hot Rod), and found that the process only made sense on a magazine budget. The estimated all-in cost of the build — even excluding labor — was “well north of $50,000,” according to writer Steven Rupp. On a shadetree budget, the financials simply don’t work out.
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