In his Chatsworth auto restoration shop, Jonathan Ward stands near a Ferrari 250 GTE. 

Built by the Italian car company from 1952 to 1964, Ward called the car the prettiest model of the Ferrari four-seaters. Soon this 1963 GTE will be converted into an electric vehicle – one of five that Ward’s company, Icon, will be making.

“It’s fun because if we approach it the right way and we delay the EV components until the last possible second, after the body design and all that has already been executed, that gives us a far better chance of staying as contemporary as possible with the tech part of it,” Ward said, as he stood by the dust-covered car kept in a corner of his shop.


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