A MECHANIC has con-verted his 1953 Morris Minor to electric.
Matthew Quitter ditched the 1098cc engine for a 13 kilowatt power pack.
Clean air campaigner Matthew, 41, said he could not afford a new £30,000 electric car — so instead forked out £6,000 for the Morris and spent £12,000 converting it.
It costs £1 to charge the power cells to cover 45 miles — far less than the 55mpg petrol engine.
The gleaming black motor – only distinguishable from the original by the lack of an exhaust pipe – first
Matthew said: “My Morris is nippier.”
Matthew, a self-taught computer coder, said: “I’m trying to find out a way of getting people to drive our cars in a more affordable way.
“There are nine Prismatic Thunder Sky cells in the front and 16 in the back where the fuel tank used to be”
Matthew added: “I first became interested in electric cars 18 months ago, I was sick of sitting in traffic jams watching petrol cars chugging away.”
He now plans to convert other classic cars at his garage in Vauxhall, South London.