1000 hours until TÜV (German MOT)
Season opening at Home of Classics (HoC) and e-vehicle presentation at eCap Mobility
On 14thApril 2019, a Sunday in the middle of April, an open day took place at the beginning of spring at Home of Classics. Home of Classics offers vehicle lovers the opportunity to park their vehicles in a safe and interactive environment. In addition, eCap Mobility offered guests the opportunity to test drive converted electric vehicles.
Home of Classics Automobiles
About 300 visitors were offered a short walk through the history of the automobile over the last 120 years. The grandfather stood with a transfigured look in front of a VW van from the 50's and told his grandchildren how he drove with child and cone to the Baltic Sea. The grandchildren listened and pulled out their mobile phones to then shoot a selfie with the brand new bright yellow Porsche 911 GT3 RS standing opposite, with rear spoiler, roll bar and many other extras.
Further highlights were German classics like a DKW 1000 from the 50's or the popular VW Beetle. Some classic cars from the USA with a lot of cubic capacity and XXL dimensions stood directly next to British vehicles of the brand Aston Martin DBS or Bentley built in 1962. The red, fiery Italians of the brand Alfa Romeo GTV or Maserati Bora could be admired as well as the almost extinct vehicle brand Simca from France.
A real vehicle to touch was the only still existing Meyra motor vehicle, year of construction 1956 (see photo). This nostalgic vehicle was brought to the TÜV (German MOT) by Dietmar Pauw after "1000 hours of restoration work" (see photo).
In a nutshell: Home of Classics houses a collection of 132 different, extravagant vehicles; something for everyone and all suitable to be converted from eCap Mobility to electric drive.
Gasoline and diesel have served their time - test drive with electric vehicles
Visitors of the Home of Classics had the opportunity to test drive vehicles converted to electrics. In addition to a VW Transporter, a Porsche and a VW Caddy, the classic VW Beetle enjoyed great popularity. With its 60 kW at peak, a top speed of 120 km/h and a range of approx. 100 km, the chassis of a classic lover car merged with electric drive technology. The electric components installed in the Beetle are almost obsolete again. Progress is particularly rapid in the area of electric motors or batteries. Smaller, more powerful, more durable, less expensive: technological progress in the field of electric vehicles cannot be stopped.
This is exactly the strength of eCap.
eCap Mobility converts vehicles to electric drive. In addition to the common car brands, tractors, boats and various construction machines are electrified. In the coming years it is planned to focus on the conversion of hydrogen-hybrid commercial vehicles. To this end, an additional production hall will be erected next to the main building of eCap Mobility, which is expected to go into operation in autumn 2019. The gasoline and diesel will become dinosaurs, repressed by electric or hybrid drives, and can only be seen in Home of Classics facilities.
For Dirk Lehmann, owner and managing director of the HoC and eCap as well as Leonie Behrens, the managing director of eCap Mobility, the joint event was a complete success. And they are already looking forward to welcoming all guests five months later, after the convertible time, to the season closing in autumn.
Photos from: Clemens Lange