Old cars – NEMGT http://nemgt.org/ Sun, 28 Nov 2021 05:53:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://nemgt.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-2-120x120.png Old cars – NEMGT http://nemgt.org/ 32 32 South London mechanic turns old classic cars into electricity for over £ 100,000 https://nemgt.org/south-london-mechanic-turns-old-classic-cars-into-electricity-for-over-100000/ https://nemgt.org/south-london-mechanic-turns-old-classic-cars-into-electricity-for-over-100000/#respond Fri, 05 Nov 2021 16:34:49 +0000 https://nemgt.org/south-london-mechanic-turns-old-classic-cars-into-electricity-for-over-100000/ A mechanic in South London has been called “sacrilege” for turning classic cars into electrics and charging huge fees for his work. Matthew Quitter, 44, who lives in Lambeth, was previously an IT manager before trying his hand at electrical conversion engineering in 2017. Combustion engine drivers bring their cars to his garage in Vauxhall, […]]]>

A mechanic in South London has been called “sacrilege” for turning classic cars into electrics and charging huge fees for his work.

Matthew Quitter, 44, who lives in Lambeth, was previously an IT manager before trying his hand at electrical conversion engineering in 2017.

Combustion engine drivers bring their cars to his garage in Vauxhall, where Matthew will remove the engine and all parts associated with it, then fit it with all the electrical parts of cars like a Nissan Leaf or a Tesla.

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Matthew with the owner of the converted Bond Bug

His first order in 2017 was a Land Rover Series 2. Now his company London Electric Car has 16 cars in the garage, with a full waiting list.

Prices start from £ 30,000, although an average conversion costs closer to £ 50,000. Some have even pushed it to £ 100,000.

His most expensive restoration was just over £ 100,000 for the installation of a Lincoln Continental convertible with a Tesla engine.

Matthew says he’s doing “well” financially, but he’s determined to make a lot of money out of it.

He told My London: “I’m not raking yet. Some months I didn’t take anything and struggled to pay the staff.



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“I’m definitely doing this to make a lot of money, and I hope I will make a lot of it, but the passion for it comes first.

” It must. I need determination to see it through the obstacles I face, like going down to my garage in the morning and finding it completely flooded two days before a major auto show.

Regarding his customers, Matthew says some are “normal people” looking to convert a family car to and from work every day.

Then there are incredibly wealthy clients from places like Dubai.

“To them it’s kind of a toy and something that they can do mega-burnouts and drive on the tape looking super cool,” he said.



Matthew was the only person to bring a converted electric car to a motor show in 2017

“The annoying thing is when some of these super rich people tremble at every bill.

“When you’ve done the job on it and been up until 4am for the last three nights, and they’re asking for £ 200, I just think ‘fuck you, man. I haven’t seen my family for five days and now you’re going to complain about a bill ”.

Despite providing an eco-friendly service that could renew a car’s longevity, it still came with its criticisms.

Some have said that what Matthew was doing was sacrilege. “What is a classic car without its engine? Some said.

Others have called him a criminal, claiming that a car is automotive art and not the original unless it is kept as it left the factory.



One of Matthew’s minis he converted

Matthew said, “Cars are one of those things that are very emotional and part of who people are.

“By their very nature, cars elicit strong opinions, doubly so with classic cars.

“I believe you can do anything you want with a car. It’s like renovating a house: you don’t say the same thing to someone who installs central heating and Wi-Fi in a house built in the 1800s.

Environmental concern is on Matthew’s radar, but it’s not his primary motivation behind the business.

He said: “It’s a factor for some of our clients. Some think being electric is just plain cool, but maybe that’s because being eco-friendly is really cool right now.



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“There is one of our customers who owns a Bentley and his daughters are ‘ethical vegans’ and they will not ride in his beloved Bentley, so he will do anything to share the fun with them.

Matthew says he has always loved cars and that in 2014 he got himself a classic car.

“It was one of those stupid times on eBay.

“I had a big idea to buy a VW Golf but saw a Porsche 944 for less than that, it was only £ 800, thought it was an amazing idea. I was so wrong. J was just trying to prove to a friend that I’m not boring by buying the Golf.

“My first garage bill was double the price I paid it. So I decided to figure out how to do it myself.



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After studying engineering in college, Matthew decided to try his hand at repairing his own car.

“I loved every second I spent fixing it,” he said. “You could find me at midnight in the darkest February on the ground under my car trying to fix it.”

In 2016, after catching the virus, Matthew bought a small British sports car – the Triumph Spitfire, which he said was incredibly cheap to maintain.

He didn’t have to pay a congestion charge or a very low emission zone toll because he was over 40, the only problem was that he stank.

He said, “I’ll stop at the traffic lights and the exhaust will catch up with you.” My girlfriend told me it would be so much cooler if it wasn’t so smoky, so I decided that a conversion would be a really fun thing to do.

After successfully converting it, he started taking the vehicle to auto shows, but was the only person who had an electric conversion. Had he called her before electricity became the norm?

“There was an element of luck,” he admitted. “I took the bandwagon at the right time.

“A rising tide lifts all boats – it’s something that grows and grows. I have exactly the right timing.

The business started in 2017 and has grown in popularity very quickly, although Matthew says he was not “remotely” able to keep up with the demand.

He could only convert one car a year, so he quit his IT job and got a £ 20,000 business loan to get things going.

Obtaining customers has never been a challenge for a small business owner, especially following the recent expansion of ULEZ and the fuel crisis, which have seen inquiries “skyrocket” .

The difficulty is in converting cars fast enough to earn income from them.

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Metro’s potential plans could reintroduce old cars to address current delays – WDVM25 and DCW50 https://nemgt.org/metros-potential-plans-could-reintroduce-old-cars-to-address-current-delays-wdvm25-and-dcw50/ https://nemgt.org/metros-potential-plans-could-reintroduce-old-cars-to-address-current-delays-wdvm25-and-dcw50/#respond Wed, 27 Oct 2021 00:56:27 +0000 https://nemgt.org/metros-potential-plans-could-reintroduce-old-cars-to-address-current-delays-wdvm25-and-dcw50/ Mainly cloudy skies are what to expect for Halloween New / 10 hours ago Video Lighter rain showers on Saturday New / 22 hours ago Video Scott’s WDVM 25 evening forecast for Friday, October 29 New / 1 day ago Video Scott’s WDVM 25 evening forecast for Friday, October 29 New / 1 day ago […]]]>

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Old cars and new limbs wanted by Temuka firefighters https://nemgt.org/old-cars-and-new-limbs-wanted-by-temuka-firefighters/ Wed, 20 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://nemgt.org/old-cars-and-new-limbs-wanted-by-temuka-firefighters/ Ricky Wilson / Stuff Temuka volunteer firefighters are looking for old cars so that they can continue to train people while avoiding damaged vehicles. (archive photo) Temuka volunteer firefighters chase old cars and new limbs. Although the brigade had 26 volunteers, it needed more, said fire chief Murray Blogg. “We desperately need members for the […]]]>
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Temuka volunteer firefighters are looking for old cars so that they can continue to train people while avoiding damaged vehicles. (archive photo)

Temuka volunteer firefighters chase old cars and new limbs.

Although the brigade had 26 volunteers, it needed more, said fire chief Murray Blogg.

“We desperately need members for the day. “

Shift workers who have free time during the week or stay-at-home moms who might be available when the children are in school are all asked to join.

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The cars are meant to be cut up and the volunteers are the ones who will learn how to do it, Blogg said.

“We need them (cars) for motor vehicle training for mining. We have two, but we need six with windows and wheels.

Blogg said people were trapped in vehicles in crashes and it was important for members to know what to do in different situations to get them out without causing further injury.

Training with hydraulic cutting equipment, which does not cause sparks, could take more than 12 months using different crash simulation exercises and a course in learning techniques, as well as continuing education.

“We set up different drills and use real people (as victims) and health and safety officers monitor what is going on. “

He said the equipment is quite heavy and can cut windshields and metal. When dispatched on a motor vehicle crash, teams were never sure what they were going to encounter and had to quickly assess how best to extract patients. It usually took about 20 minutes to get someone out of the wreckage.

“Someone’s foot could be stuck under the accelerator or a door could be stuck.”

St John or a member of the fire team would sit with the patient if possible and treat him while he was being cut. Then they would be transferred to an ambulance or rescue helicopter for further treatment.

Blogg has been a volunteer for over 40 years and said the most difficult accident he had encountered was in a truck.

“It took about 30 minutes to extract the conductor. I’m still learning. “

For more information on joining as a volunteer intern, visit the Temuka Fire Department social media page.


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WATCH | Fighting against Tesla – These old cars are also powered by electric motors https://nemgt.org/watch-fighting-against-tesla-these-old-cars-are-also-powered-by-electric-motors/ https://nemgt.org/watch-fighting-against-tesla-these-old-cars-are-also-powered-by-electric-motors/#respond Sat, 09 Oct 2021 11:30:34 +0000 https://nemgt.org/watch-fighting-against-tesla-these-old-cars-are-also-powered-by-electric-motors/ • These vehicles are all powered by fully electric motors. • A company in the United States specializes in electrical conversions. • No one in South Africa has yet attempted to build a fully electric vehicle. • For more stories visit Wheels24. In the world of racing and performance there are many ways to get […]]]>

These vehicles are all powered by fully electric motors.

A company in the United States specializes in electrical conversions.

No one in South Africa has yet attempted to build a fully electric vehicle.

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In the world of racing and performance there are many ways to get faster.

Naturally aspirated or large displacement tuning and forced induction are the standard methods, while the nitrous route is also a viable option.

Power minus noise

Tesla is the leader in the electric power department because its model line consists only of electric vehicles like Model S, Model X and Model 3. And according to Autotraderthe last 2021 survey of electric vehicle buyers Although Elon Musk’s cars are still not available locally, interest in Tesla still outweighs desire for any other brand of electric car available here.



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As the automotive world slowly but steadily moves towards an electro-mobile future, electric motors have many advantages. One of them is the release of zero emissions, while the other is the large amount of energy available almost instantly.

While many gasoline enthusiasts still enjoy the thrill and sound offered by combustion engines, there are a few who have gone against the grain and replaced their standard motors with electric motors.

For those who have watched the Fastest Car show on Netflix, A Man From Season 1, Episode 7, John Wayland rides a 1972 Datsun 1200 equipped with a bespoke all-electric powertrain.

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A San Diego-based company called VE West performs electrical exchanges on many vehicles, including conventional ones, typically using reclaimed Tesla motors as the primary source of power.

Normal combustion engines are still the primary source of power for gasoline engines, but in the future things will look and sound very different.

An electric front and rear drive unit of a Tesla Model S sells for around R40,000 on eBay. The only hitch locally would be to get everything working as it should as EV units are in their infancy in South Africa.

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The likes of Porsche, BMW and Jaguar have already started rolling out their electric vehicle models locally, but realistically owning one is not financially feasible for most South Africans.

One of the biggest possible drawbacks is the scenario where pedestrians cannot hear when an electric vehicle is approaching because they are emitting nothing but a hum. Artificial engine sounds or a siren system were mentioned as possible solutions.

Who knows, maybe somewhere later the SA will have its first and very own specially designed all-electric racing car. It won’t be very loud but whatever – as long as it’s fast!

Check out some of these cars that have undergone electric motor conversions:

1. BMW E36 M3

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2. Porsche 912

3. AC Cobra


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This company uses recycled Tesla motors to bring old cars back to life https://nemgt.org/this-company-uses-recycled-tesla-motors-to-bring-old-cars-back-to-life/ https://nemgt.org/this-company-uses-recycled-tesla-motors-to-bring-old-cars-back-to-life/#respond Mon, 04 Oct 2021 21:19:00 +0000 https://nemgt.org/this-company-uses-recycled-tesla-motors-to-bring-old-cars-back-to-life/ A UK company is converting classic cars to electric vehicles using electric motors and batteries from Tesla and other wrecked electric vehicles. As the world slowly turns to eco-friendly fuels, a startup in London is converting vintage and classic cars to electric cars using recycled materials. You’re here and Nissan engines. It is understood that […]]]>

A UK company is converting classic cars to electric vehicles using electric motors and batteries from Tesla and other wrecked electric vehicles.

As the world slowly turns to eco-friendly fuels, a startup in London is converting vintage and classic cars to electric cars using recycled materials. You’re here and Nissan engines. It is understood that the number of electric cars will surpass ten million by the end of 2020, with China having the largest global fleet. About three million of them were registered last year alone, and the number is expected to increase significantly this year.

Many major car brands are already gearing up to go all-electric over the next decade, with some, like Volvo, setting more ambitious targets. The Swedish automaker plans to sell electric cars only from 2030, while Ford, GM, Volkswagen and Stellantis are also aiming to dramatically increase their electric fleets by the end of the decade. However, even as newer, greener vehicles make their way to garages, old gasoline consumers continue to roam the roads, spewing toxic fumes and creating health risks for millions of people.


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A British car company called London Electric Cars is trying to change that by replacing the internal combustion engines in older cars with new generation electric motors. Founded in 2017 by Londoner Matthew Quitter, the company modernizes classic and vintage automobiles with electric motors, preventing vehicles from ending up being scrapped for failing to meet strict emission standards. In addition, recycled electric motors and batteries are used to reduce costs and ensure maximum respect for the environment.

Electric motors come from crashed electric vehicles

As reported by the BBC, the electric motors that go into older cars are from Tesla, Nissan Leaf, and other crashed electric vehicles. In most cases, donor cars are insurance write-offs but have working engines, batteries, and powertrains. Explaining the inspiration behind starting the business, Quitter told the BBC that it would be a massive loss to scrap millions of vintage and historic cars because of government policies. Instead, equipping them with electric motors can increase their lifespan while reducing hydrocarbon consumption. Quit further felt that the government should help increase EV conversions with subsidies and discounts, as it does with all new EVs.

Some of the more notable conversions made by the company include a converted 1953 Morris Minor with a recycled Tesla engine and a 1993 Mini (pictured above) that received an engine and transmission from a Nissan Leaf. The conversions mean extremely low running costs, which the company says is around £ 1 per charge and £ 50 per year for typical London commutes. Plus, these EVs can be recharged with any standard 13A household outlet and are also exempt from paying a myriad of charges and fees, including London Congestion Charge and ULEZ. The only downside is the initial cost of converting to electric, between £ 20,000 and £ 30,000 per vehicle.

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Steeltown Garage makes old cars ‘beautiful’ https://nemgt.org/steeltown-garage-makes-old-cars-beautiful/ https://nemgt.org/steeltown-garage-makes-old-cars-beautiful/#respond Thu, 30 Sep 2021 10:25:34 +0000 https://nemgt.org/steeltown-garage-makes-old-cars-beautiful/ Birdsboro’s First Street is a candy-colored vintage car for an open house celebrating the Steeltown Garage, a hot rod and car restoration project founded in November 2020 by friends Mark Denlinger and John Detwyler on Saturday. It was full. “I’ve been in this business for about 20 years,” said Denlinger, 36, of Akron, Lancaster County. […]]]>

Birdsboro’s First Street is a candy-colored vintage car for an open house celebrating the Steeltown Garage, a hot rod and car restoration project founded in November 2020 by friends Mark Denlinger and John Detwyler on Saturday. It was full.

“I’ve been in this business for about 20 years,” said Denlinger, 36, of Akron, Lancaster County. “I wanted to start my business and do something a little different from where I worked before, and I wanted to have a little more to say about the quality.”

Denlinger has been working on cars since the age of 12 and takes pride in metalworking which “looks like nothing happened”.

“I like to take something really raw and make it look new,” he said.

The Steeltown garage is located in what was once the Detweiler family body shop. Detweiler was a Denlinger customer when the two met in 2018. The pair decided to start a business together after learning how similar their automotive tastes were.

“The industry is so hot right now that it’s very popular right now,” said Detweiler, 42, of Birdsboro. “Starting a new business is a challenge. After all, it’s about playing and starting a business during a pandemic. “

“We have been blessed,” Denlinger said.

“It’s a lot of effort and dedication,” Detweiler said. “It’s not for everyone. It’s like you’re married to the car from start to finish. It doesn’t happen overnight.

To prove their claim, they showed the 1964 Ford Falcon, which they have been working on since it opened. It was the owner’s first car, which he bought when he was in high school and has loved it ever since. The owner wanted to restore it completely, so Steeltown took it apart and gave it a new frame.

“We only used the body and put a new frame on it,” Denlinger said. In restoration terminology, this is called “restore”. The goal is to make the Falcon run as fast and efficiently as a modern car.

“He still loves this car,” Denlinger said. “It’s like a part of him and his story.”

The open house included a barbecue at Ogre’s Swamp N Grill in Lebanon, a drink from The Angry Anvil in Birdsboro, and a soft serve ice cream maker in the garage.

“The car seems to appeal to everyone,” Denlinger said.

His friend Mark Cribler warns Denlinger that the kid leaned against one of his projects with his sweaty arms.

“We have to get rid of it,” Criblear says.

Criblear, 37, of Martstown is impressed with the quality and attention to detail of SteelTown components.

“During the short time that they’re here, they really feel like they’re growing up really fast,” he said. Their names are known and people see what they are doing and want to be a part of it. “

In Steel Town, family and business go hand in hand. I still have a photo of my back when it was the Detweilers body shop, and a photo of John working in a car with his dad and grandfather.

“I learned a lot from my grandfather about how he treated people and helped them in the community,” he said.

“We like to take a lot more time than other stores, take care of our customers and be fair to them,” said Denlinger.

Mechanic Mark Alexander keeps a photo of his daughter Ruby May’s baby in a tool cabinet. Now 3, Ruby May runs with her own toddler-sized toy hot rod. Eventually John and “another Mark” became a family.

Alexander, 36, of Boyertown, said: “It’s more than just a job. After working a long time to make an old car look like a new car, just seeing customers driving your car makes you appreciate your work. Some people don’t like to drive, others like to show off. “

Alexander had a passion for his uncle’s cars.

“I love that old cars do unexpected things,” he said. We see it as an art form that is almost like a craft. “

Steel city garage

Location: 721 W. First St., Birdsboro

Phone number: 610-780-0162

Website: https://steeltowngaragepa.com/

Hours: Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reservations are required on Saturdays. Close on Sunday.


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Steel Town Garage makes old cars ‘beautiful’ https://nemgt.org/steel-town-garage-makes-old-cars-beautiful/ https://nemgt.org/steel-town-garage-makes-old-cars-beautiful/#respond Thu, 30 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://nemgt.org/steel-town-garage-makes-old-cars-beautiful/ Birdsboro’s First Street was filled with candy-colored vintage cars on Saturday for an open house celebrating Steel Town Garage, a car restoration and hot rod business founded in November 2020 by friends Mark Denlinger and John Detweiler. “I’ve been in this business for about 20 years,” said Denlinger, 36, of Akron, Lancaster County. “I wanted […]]]>

Birdsboro’s First Street was filled with candy-colored vintage cars on Saturday for an open house celebrating Steel Town Garage, a car restoration and hot rod business founded in November 2020 by friends Mark Denlinger and John Detweiler.

“I’ve been in this business for about 20 years,” said Denlinger, 36, of Akron, Lancaster County. “I wanted to start my own business and do things a little different from where I worked before, and have a little more to say about the quality.”

Denlinger has been working on cars since the age of 12 and takes pride in his metalworking which “makes it look like nothing has happened”.

“I like to take something that’s in a really rough condition and make it look like new,” he said, “like a piece of jewelry.”

Steel Town Garage is located in what was once the Detweiler family body shop. Detweiler was Denlinger’s client when the two met in 2018. The pair decided to go into business together after learning how similar their tastes in cars were.

“This industry is so hot right now, it’s very popular right now,” said Detweiler, 42, of Birdsboro. “Starting a new business is a challenge. At the end of the day, it’s a gamble to start a business during a pandemic. “

“We have been blessed,” Denlinger said.

“It’s a lot of hard work and dedication,” Detweiler said, “it’s not for everyone. You’re kind of married to this vehicle from start to finish. It doesn’t happen overnight. on the next day.

To prove their point, they showed a 1964 Ford Falcon they have been working on since opening. It was the owner’s first car, bought when he was in high school and loved by him ever since. The owner wanted it to be fully restored, so Steel Town took it apart and gave it a new frame.

“We only used the body,” Denlinger said, “and we put a new frame on it.” In restaurant jargon, this is called “catering”. The goal is to make the Falcon run as fast and as efficiently as a modern car.

“He still loves this car,” Denlinger said. “It’s kind of like a piece of him, it’s a piece of his story.”

The open house included a barbecue from Lebanon’s Ogre’s Swamp N Grill, drinks from Birdsboro’s The Angry Anvil, and a soft serve ice cream maker in the garage.

“The cars just seem to bring everyone together,” Denlinger said.

His friend Mark Criblear warns Denlinger that a child has just leaned on one of his projects with sweaty arms.

“You’re going to have to wipe this off,” Criblear said.

Criblear, 37, of Mertztown is impressed with the quality of Steel Town parts and their attention to detail.

“In the short time they’ve been here,” he said, “I have the impression that they are growing up really, really fast. Their names are getting known and people see what they are doing and want to be a part of it.

At Steel Town, family and business go hand in hand. There are still pictures from when it was the Detweiler’s body shop, pictures of John working on cars with his father and grandfather.

“I learned a lot from my grandfather,” he said, “about the way he treated people and helped people in the community.

“We take a lot longer than other stores and we like to take care of customers and be fair to customers,” said Denlinger.

On his tool cabinet, mechanic Mark Alexander keeps baby photos of his daughter Ruby Mae. Now 3-year-old Ruby Mae rides her own toddler-sized toy hot rod. Over time, John and “the other Mark” also became a family.

“We work well together, we have a lot of respect for each other,” said Alexander, 36, of Boyertown. “It’s not just a job. Just seeing people enjoying your job, seeing the customer driving your car after working so long to make an old car run like a new car. Some people don’t even like to drive them, they like to show them off.

Alexander got his passion for cars from his uncle.

“I like to make old cars do things they weren’t meant to do,” he said, “making them look good. We see it almost as an art form, as a craft.

Steel city garage

Location: 721 W. First St., Birdsboro

Telephone: 610-780-0162

Website: https://steeltowngaragepa.com/

Hours: Monday to Friday, 7 am to 5 pm; Saturday

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Keeping old cars longer can help the environment MORE than buying new electric cars https://nemgt.org/keeping-old-cars-longer-can-help-the-environment-more-than-buying-new-electric-cars/ Thu, 30 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://nemgt.org/keeping-old-cars-longer-can-help-the-environment-more-than-buying-new-electric-cars/ FUKUOKA, Japan – Old cars have a bad reputation for being “gas guzzlers” which only makes global warming worse. However, a surprising new study reveals that swapping out your old car for a brand new electric vehicle can actually do more harm than good. Japanese researchers say that choosing to keep and drive your old […]]]>

FUKUOKA, Japan – Old cars have a bad reputation for being “gas guzzlers” which only makes global warming worse. However, a surprising new study reveals that swapping out your old car for a brand new electric vehicle can actually do more harm than good. Japanese researchers say that choosing to keep and drive your old gasoline car longer results in fewer emissions to the environment.

A team from Kyushu University says most talk about gasoline and electric cars focuses on fuel efficiency and the CO2 emissions they produce. Although electricity and hydrogen are cleaner sources of energy, the study reveals that it still takes a lot of energy to build these vehicles. Specifically, the researchers find that keeping more fuel-efficient cars on the road for longer reduces CO2 emissions much more than it accelerates the global transition to green technologies.

“The sooner you replace a car, the more CO2 it emits. It is no different with electric cars, because when the demand for new cars increases, manufacturing emissions increase, ”said Shigemi Kagawa, professor at the Faculty of Economics at Kyushu University, in an academic statement.

The life of a car is far too short

In Japan, the production and replacement of cars is an incredibly fast process. Researchers find that the average lifespan of a car, from production plant to scrapyard, is only 13 years. In addition, new cars only stay with their first owner for seven years.

This rapid turnover means factories are constantly releasing more harmful emissions as more and more cars (even electric ones) roll off the assembly line. The team adds that in Japan, the country’s mass consumption economy and expensive vehicle inspection system also contribute to this environmental dilemma.

“A car’s carbon footprint goes far beyond the fuel it uses. To produce alternative fuel cars to reduce driving emissions, you need iron, nuts and bolts for construction, factories for assembly, and mega-containers for transportation. All of these points in the supply chain produce CO2.

Looking at Japan’s greenhouse gas production, cars contribute about 9% of total emissions, of which 40% is due to the combustion of gasoline from driving new cars and 24% of the fuel. manufacturing process of these vehicles.

“Our hypothesis is that driving current internal combustion engine vehicles a little longer during the transition to green vehicles is a viable strategy to help the environment,” says Kagawa.

How long should you keep your car?

The team used economic statistics to examine Japan’s new and used car population between 1990 and 2016. The data allowed them to model the impact of “replacement behavior” on the country’s carbon footprint.

The results show that if car owners keep their vehicles on the road 10% longer before scrapping them, the overall carbon footprint of cars would decrease by 30.7 million tonnes. This is the equivalent of a one percent reduction in CO2 emissions. Researchers say the reason is that making new vehicles actually produces more greenhouse gases than continuing to drive existing cars, even if they use gasoline.

The environment would also see a benefit if new car owners kept their vehicles longer before trading them in. The study’s authors say there would be a one percent drop in the carbon footprint if owners of new cars keep their trips 10 percent longer.

“This means that we can reduce CO2 emissions just by keeping and driving the cars for longer,” Kagawa concludes. “Plus, if the car we’re keeping is relatively new and fuel efficient, the effect is bigger. So the next time you are planning to buy a new car, you might be wondering if your current car has a few miles left.

The study appears in the Journal of industrial ecology.


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Keeping Old Cars Longer May Help the Environment More Than Buying New Electric Cars, Study Finds https://nemgt.org/keeping-old-cars-longer-may-help-the-environment-more-than-buying-new-electric-cars-study-finds/ https://nemgt.org/keeping-old-cars-longer-may-help-the-environment-more-than-buying-new-electric-cars-study-finds/#respond Tue, 28 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://nemgt.org/keeping-old-cars-longer-may-help-the-environment-more-than-buying-new-electric-cars-study-finds/ Keeping that old gasoline consumer may actually be good for the environment (Getty Images) (StudyFinds) – Old cars have a bad reputation for being ‘gas guzzlers’, which only makes global warming worse. However, a surprising new study reveals that swapping out your old car for a brand new electric vehicle can actually do more harm […]]]>

Keeping that old gasoline consumer may actually be good for the environment (Getty Images)

(StudyFinds) – Old cars have a bad reputation for being ‘gas guzzlers’, which only makes global warming worse. However, a surprising new study reveals that swapping out your old car for a brand new electric vehicle can actually do more harm than good. Japanese researchers say that choosing to keep and drive your old gasoline car longer results in reduced emissions to the environment.

A team from Kyushu University says most talk about gasoline and electric cars focuses on fuel efficiency and the CO2 emissions they produce. Although electricity and hydrogen are cleaner sources of energy, the study reveals that it still takes a lot of energy to build these vehicles. Specifically, the researchers find that keeping older, fuel-efficient cars on the road reduces CO2 emissions much more than accelerating the global transition to green technologies.

“The sooner you replace a car, the more CO2 it emits. It is no different with electric cars, because when the demand for new cars increases, manufacturing emissions increase, ”said Shigemi Kagawa, professor at the Faculty of Economics at Kyushu University, in an academic statement.

The life of a car is far too short

In Japan, the production and replacement of cars is an incredibly fast process. Researchers find that the average lifespan of a car, from production plant to scrapyard, is only 13 years. In addition, new cars only stay with their first owner for seven years.

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This rapid turnover means factories are constantly releasing more harmful emissions as more and more cars (even electric ones) roll off the assembly line. The team adds that in Japan, the country’s mass consumption economy and expensive vehicle inspection system also contribute to this environmental dilemma.

“A car’s carbon footprint goes far beyond the fuel it uses. To produce alternative fuel cars to reduce driving emissions, you need iron, nuts and bolts for construction, factories for assembly, and mega-containers for transportation. All of these points in the supply chain produce CO2.

When it comes to greenhouse gas production in Japan, cars contribute around 9% of total emissions, of which 40% are due to the combustion of gasoline from driving new cars and 24% from the fuel process. manufacture of such vehicles.

“Our hypothesis is that driving current internal combustion engine vehicles a little longer during the transition to green vehicles is a viable strategy to help the environment,” says Kagawa.

How long should you keep your car?

The team used economic statistics to examine Japan’s new and used car population between 1990 and 2016. The data allowed them to model the impact of “replacement behavior” on the country’s carbon footprint.

The results show that if car owners keep their vehicles on the road 10% longer before scrapping them, the overall carbon footprint of cars would decrease by 30.7 million tonnes. This is the equivalent of a one percent reduction in CO2 emissions. Researchers say the reason is that making new vehicles actually produces more greenhouse gases than continuing to drive existing cars, even if they use gasoline.

The environment would also see a benefit if new car owners kept their vehicles longer before trading them in. The study’s authors claim that there would be a 1% drop in the carbon footprint if new car owners keep their trips 10 percent longer.

“This means that we can reduce CO2 emissions just by keeping and driving the cars for longer,” Kagawa concludes. “Plus, if the car we’re keeping is relatively new and fuel efficient, the effect is bigger. So, the next time you are planning to buy a new car, you might be wondering if your current car has a few miles left.

The study appears in the Journal of industrial ecology.


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Keeping that old gasoline consumer may actually be good for the environment (Getty Images)

(StudyFinds) – Old cars have a bad reputation for being ‘gas guzzlers’, which only makes global warming worse. However, a surprising new study reveals that swapping out your old car for a brand new electric vehicle can actually do more harm than good. Japanese researchers say that choosing to keep and drive your old gasoline car longer results in reduced emissions to the environment.

A team from Kyushu University says most talk about gasoline and electric cars focuses on fuel efficiency and the CO2 emissions they produce. Although electricity and hydrogen are cleaner sources of energy, the study reveals that it still takes a lot of energy to build these vehicles. Specifically, the researchers find that keeping older fuel-efficient cars on the road longer reduces CO2 emissions much more than accelerating the global transition to green technologies.

“The sooner you replace a car, the more CO2 it emits. It is no different with electric cars, because when the demand for new cars increases, manufacturing emissions increase, ”said Shigemi Kagawa, professor at the Faculty of Economics at Kyushu University, in an academic statement.

The life of a car is far too short

In Japan, the production and replacement of cars is an incredibly fast process. Researchers find that the average lifespan of a car, from production plant to scrapyard, is only 13 years. In addition, new cars only stay with their first owner for seven years.

This rapid turnover means factories are constantly releasing more harmful emissions as more and more cars (even electric ones) roll off the assembly line. The team adds that in Japan, the country’s mass consumption economy and expensive vehicle inspection system also contribute to this environmental dilemma.

“A car’s carbon footprint goes far beyond the fuel it uses. To produce alternative fuel cars to reduce driving emissions, you need iron, nuts and bolts for construction, factories for assembly, and mega-containers for transportation. All of these points in the supply chain produce CO2.

When it comes to greenhouse gas production in Japan, cars contribute around 9% of total emissions, of which 40% are due to the combustion of gasoline from driving new cars and 24% from the fuel process. manufacture of such vehicles.

“Our hypothesis is that driving current internal combustion engine vehicles a little longer during the transition to green vehicles is a viable strategy to help the environment,” says Kagawa.

How long should you keep your car?

The team used economic statistics to examine Japan’s new and used car population between 1990 and 2016. The data allowed them to model the impact of “replacement behavior” on the country’s carbon footprint.

The results show that if car owners keep their vehicles on the road 10% longer before scrapping them, the overall carbon footprint of cars would decrease by 30.7 million tonnes. This is the equivalent of a one percent reduction in CO2 emissions. Researchers say the reason is that making new vehicles actually produces more greenhouse gases than continuing to drive existing cars, even if they use gasoline.

The environment would also see a benefit if new car owners kept their vehicles longer before trading them in. The study’s authors claim that there would be a 1% drop in the carbon footprint if new car owners keep their trips 10 percent longer.

“This means that we can reduce CO2 emissions just by keeping and driving the cars for longer,” Kagawa concludes. “Plus, if the car we’re keeping is relatively new and fuel efficient, the effect is bigger. So, the next time you are planning to buy a new car, you might be wondering if your current car has a few miles left.

The study appears in the Journal of industrial ecology.


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