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Vintage Volvos Get EV Modernization in Washington

X-Ray Auto Volvo Conversion

In brief: X-Ray Auto in Ballard, Washington specializes in the service and restoration of pre-1975 Volvo vehicles and is now offering electric drive train conversion for them as well.

The word

X-Ray Auto

Matt Pollitz, who owns the shop, met Kent Bakke, a member of the Seattle Electric Vehicle Association (SEVA). They talked about Bakke's pending project to convert a 1965 P544 to electric and Pollitz was brought on as an expert for the classic car.

Over a long weekend, the car was converted and Pollitz was sold on EV conversions being a way to make a classic car something more.

"Converting an older vehicle isn't like building from scratch," he says. "There's a reason these cars have been running 40 years."

And so ...

Very cool and definitely the way I'd like to see classic cars see a second life.

Photo credits: NWAutos

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