Retrofitting is an exciting issue. The term describes the conversion of existing combustion engine vehicles to environmentally friendly electric drive. This not only ensures cleaner air, but also saves money and raw materials. The German eMobility Association (BEM) has long called for retrofitting efforts to be promoted at least as much as new construction of e-vehicles. But does the business model even make economic sense? And is retrofitting also suitable for the mass market? We talk about this with Heiko Fleck, Managing Director of Fleck GmbH.
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A good ten years ago, Heiko Fleck came up with the idea of equipping classic cars with electric motors and making the classic car hobby emission-free. The idea caught on: In the meantime, the engineer from Pfarrkirchen in Bavaria has already converted several hundred classic cars as well as many current cars to electric drive.