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Drivers take the upcycling route to turn cars electric

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Fiachra Cooke with his self-converted Audi 80 electric car. Photo by Gerry Mooney

Fiachra Cooke with his self-converted Audi 80 electric car. Photo by Gerry Mooney

Fiachra Cooke with his self-converted Audi 80 electric car. Photo by Gerry Mooney

From fashion to furniture, ‘upcycling’ is one of the biggest buzzwords around. And it’s easy to understand why: you take something old, worn out or damaged and create something new. You are not simply recycling but reinventing and transforming.

There are, of course, a host of things you can upcycle, but did you know you can do it with your car? As we move towards an electric future, prices of new electric cars are still too high for many and a shortage of used vehicles for sale is an issue. But instead of opting for a shiny new model, some people are popping the bonnets of their diesel and petrol cars and swapping engines and gearboxes for batteries.


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