I've mentioned this in discussions with others but I can see there being a very real risk that the market for electric-converted classics could be destroyed with a single piece of regulation/legislation.
It will take only one catastrophic battery failure and death to cause a clamp-down on the retrofitting of large, high-density battery packs to cars that don't have the appropriate crash protection around them.
Our fire services are equipped to deal with petrol and the usual hazards of RTCs but throw a damaged, badly protected battery pack containing 100s if not 1000s (in future) of aHs into the mix and I can see the whole industry going pear-shaped.
It may just be my rubber-insulated tin-foil hat but I would be very, very hesitant buying into that market both as a customer or an investor. Annoyingly, I love the idea of retrofitting electric running gear to cars and the Mini I can imagine being great fun but putting huge Li-Ion batteries on the public roads is very different to tinkering in your garage with a few lead-acid batteries.
Edited by Icey, 22 February 2019 - 04:58 PM.