Tuning electric cars – ‘amping’

Tuning electric cars – ‘amping’

The car tuning industry is still huge (ask the guys over at our sister publication, NZ Performance Car), but it is going to change radically over the next ten years. Bigger exhaust? Well, you won’t need one. Nitrous oxide? Irrelevant. The reason is because we’ll be pimping (or perhaps amping) our electric cars. Some modifications will be purely cosmetic – lighting, etc; but I predict the biggest form of modification will be sound.

Brabus is already in on the act with the Tesla Roadster (see here). There are racing engine sounds, and Beam and Warp.

Xhibit will be presenting ‘Amp My Ride‘, and we’ll be comparing the kilowatt hours of battery power. Because there’s no torque curve (it’s all available from zero revs), torque will just be one figure.

I would expect to see NZ Performance Car’s content start to feature more and more electric cars over the next decade – it will probably take that long, though, for mechanics and auto-electricians to upskill sufficiently to be effective.

The car tuning industry is still huge (ask the guys over at our sister publication, NZ Performance Car), but it is going to change radically over the next ten years. Bigger exhaust? Well, you won’t need one. Nitrous oxide? Irrelevant. The reason is because we’ll be pimping (or perhaps amping) our electric cars. Some modifications will be purely cosmetic – lighting, etc; but I predict the biggest form of modification will be sound.

Brabus is already in on the act with the Tesla Roadster (see here). There are racing engine sounds, and Beam and Warp.

Xhibit will be presenting ‘Amp My Ride‘, and we’ll be comparing the kilowatt hours of battery power. Because there’s no torque curve (it’s all available from zero revs), torque will just be one figure.

I would expect to see NZ Performance Car’s content start to feature more and more electric cars over the next decade – it will probably take that long, though, for mechanics and auto-electricians to upskill sufficiently to be effective.

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