Eric Hutchison of San Diego-based Electric GT bought this burned-out 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS for ten grand, dumped the V8 and fitted 465 horsepower's worth of electric motors. The result is an electric sports car unlike any other.
When it comes to building a pure EV, "You'd have to shoot me first," says the Ferrari boss.
The folks over at the EV West conversion shop are no strangers to video cameras, having put up a fair amount of footage on their YouTube channel over the years. Now though, they've decided to make their appearance on the web a more regular affair with the debut of the monthly EV Show. It aims, they say, to bring viewers the latest news in the electric vehicle industry, product information and a look at some of the projects they're working on.
It's not too hard to imagine a future – a distant one, perhaps – where the majority of automobiles run on electricity, is it? It is for Ferrari president Luca di Montezemelo, who says that pure electrons are not part of the Prancing Horse's equation. While chatting with our cohorts over at Engadget, Montezemelo admitted: