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Podcast: That classic VW Bug could be an electric vehicle

·1 min read
Irvine, CA - April 19: Mark Wagner who converted his1962 VW Beetle ragtop from gas to electric, gets it charged at a charging station at Irvine, CA. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Mark Wagner, who converted his 1962 Volkswagen Beetle ragtop from gas to electric, at a charging station in Irvine. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Classic cars are a staple of California culture, but they have a dirty secret — they're gas guzzlers. And with gas prices so high, collectors are beginning to convert them to electric.

In this episode, L.A. business reporter Ronald D. White talks about the creative ways Californians are getting their hands on electric cars.

Read the full transcript here.

Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guest: L.A. Times Business reporter Ronald D White

More reading:

They’ll turn your gas guzzler into an EV. But be prepared to wait

With gas prices sky-high, some would-be EV buyers are getting creative

How Californians are getting around high gas prices (or at least trying)

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.