He spent the past four years building a Rolls that can run 311 miles on a single charge.
What are you prepared to forego in order to reach your objective? Vincent Yu, a Canadian, gave up his home, several years of his life, and eventually his life partner.
Is this his fantasy? His goal was to turn his Rolls-Royce Wraith into an electric vehicle, which he was able to do as of this writing. Yu spent the last four years converting his beautiful Rolls coupe into a high-end EV that doesn’t use gasoline, according to Richmond News.
But it wasn’t a simple task. He flew to Japan, Germany, and the United States several times to purchase parts for the project. In order to assist finance the conversion, he had to sell his home. When his wife became dissatisfied with the endeavour, she left him.
Yu is pleased with his effort. On a single charge, he claims, the Wraith can go 311 miles (500 kilometres). He also claimed that charging the battery of his Wraith only costs him CAD 8 ($6.29), which is much less than the CAD 120 ($94.39) he needed to fill its tank with gasoline.
According to Yu, his daughter told him, “You shouldn’t act like a wealthy douchebag by driving a stinky car around town and polluting the air.”
He began the changeover with a small group of mechanics and machinists, which he currently employs in his new business.
Visit the Richmond News storey via the source link below for photographs of the Rolls-Royce Wraith EV.