By Chloe Sweet @chloesweet

A CLASSIC 1973 Porsche 914 has been given a “new life” after its owner ditched the fuel tank to go electric

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Videographer / director: Jorge Montealegre

Producer: Frazer Randalls 

Editor: Ian Phillips

Despite being one of the manufacturer’s least popular models, Mark Bush spent two years converting his Porsche, swapping out its engine and fuel tank for a HPEVS motor and 126v battery. Mark uses the car for everyday driving and says that although it doesn’t look “completely spick and span”, its performance has remained intact. Mark chose to keep the Porsche’s original 5-speed transmission and the car can go from 0-60 in approximately six seconds. He told Truly: “ I know every sound, every little nuance of it because I had it completely apart and put it all back together again. This car has been just an amazing friend, almost. I think everyone should have an electric vehicle.”