Converting a Rolls-Royce Wraith EV costs a businessman more than money
What are you willing to give up to achieve your goal? For the Canadian Vincent Yu, he gave up his house, several years of his time, then finally his companion in life.
His dream? Converting his Rolls-Royce Wraith into an electric vehicle, which he was able to accomplish at the time of this writing. According to Richmond NewsYu has spent the past four years transforming his luxurious Rolls coupe into a swanky electric vehicle that doesn’t need gasoline to run.
It was no easy task, however. He spent time flying to Japan, Germany and the United States on several occasions to purchase parts for the project. He also had to sell his house to help fund the conversion. This led to his wife leaving him when she got fed up with the project.
Yu is proud of his work. According to him, the Wraith can reach 311 miles (500 kilometers) on a single charge. He also mentioned that it only cost him 8 CAD ($6.29) in electricity to recharge his Wraith’s battery, which is significantly less than the 120 CAD ($94.39) he needed to fill. his gas tank.
Besides the Wraith EV, Yu also opened a store called Mars Power. He’s using everything he’s learned from the Wraith Conversion Project to convert other gas-powered cars to electric vehicles. His store is located in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.
Yu added that his eldest daughter gave him the idea to convert his car. The girl came home from school one day and complained about her driving habits.
“You shouldn’t act like a rich asshole driving a stinky car around town and polluting the air,” his daughter said, according to Yu.
It was then that he began the conversion with a small team of mechanics and machinists whom he now employs in his new workshop.
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