Frequently Asked Questions

Converted classic cars need a lot of design work and technology, so hopefully with these FAQ you can get a better understanding of the process and its intricacies.

Can you convert any car?

Yes but with a few conditions to consider.

If the vehicle from 2001 or newer, UK legislation makes it impossible to change the registration to electric.

Modern vehicles, around the 1990s, have complicated electronic systems. The car’s electronics play a crucial role in managing various functions, and for security purposes, manufacturers are highly secretive about their inner workings.
To integrate our EV systems with these cars, we would need to decode the messages sent by the car’s computer and establish communication between the two systems. This task requires a significant amount of time and effort. The process of deciphering and understanding the intricacies of the car’s electronics would be time-consuming, and the associated costs alone would make the entire project financially unfeasible.

We specialize in classic car conversions, having successfully converted Classic Minis, Land Rover Series and Defenders, as well as classic VWs like Beetles, Buses, and Karmann Ghias. Choosing one of these vehicles for conversion means saving time and money, thanks to our experience in similar projects.

How much does a conversion cost?

It depends on a number of factors like the desired range, performance, size of the car and if we have converted that model before.  
We offer new or salvaged parts and have a wide range of batteries . Ultimately, the car dictates the type of conversion we can achieve.
Our conversions start at £35,000 ex VAT, the average conversion is closer to £50,000 ex VAT, some head beyond £100,000 ex VAT.

How long does a conversion take?

On average we take about 3 months, but complex, special projects can take 12 months or more to complete. This also depends if there is restoration involved and from our experience there are always “surprises” in classic cars.

Can I get a kit to convert my car?

We’re working on it! But, not yet… we’ve got a lot of development to do. If you’d like to know when a kit is going to be ready please follow one of our social media accounts.

How much range do I need?

That depends on how you will use the car. The average car journey in London is about 8 miles, The average car journey in the UK is around 10 miles. We recommend at least 50 – 80 miles range (effectively recharging once a week).  100 miles range is the most popular requested range from our customers. We can offer ranges up to and over 250 miles depending the size of the car and its ability to accommodate a large battery pack. It’s also worth noting that converted cars inherit the same flaws that classics cars have, such as their aerodynamics and the inefficiencies of the running gear. This has a negative effect on the range.

Where can you charge an EV?

You can charge you EV anywhere where there is a socket! It’s convenient and cost effective, just plug it in and leave it charging.  If you need to rapid charge, we can also offer CCS or CHAdeMO as an option on your conversion.
You can check on this map how many charging points you have in your area:

What does kWh mean?

Kilowatt-hours are a measure of how much energy can be stored in a battery. For a given vehicle, a battery with greater capacity ‑ more kWh ‑ will have greater range and/or performance. More density means better mileage but also a higher price.

Are electric converted vehicles difficult to maintain?

If we focus only on the engine, compared to a vehicle with an internal combustion engine, electric vehicles require less maintenance as they have fewer moving parts. In other words, there is less that can wear out.
In terms of the rest of the vehicle, we go through great lengths to keep the car as stock as possible, so any maintenance required can be done by any mechanic, for example brakes, steering, 12v electrics, suspension…

Do your conversions have regen braking?

Yes! all our cars have regen. This is a very helpful feature on classic car conversions since not only extends the range, but also takes the load of the brakes. This means that brakes will require less maintenance and in most conversions we can keep stock brakes since the motor will be doing most of the work.

Is the interior of the car stock?

This depends on your personal preference. We like that when you sit on the driver’s seat there is no indication that the car has been converted. The original speedo remains and is driven by a proprietary gauge motor. The fuel gauge shows your remaining battery charge.
There is an option to fit a small 2.2″ LCD info display to the interior. This displays much more detailed information of the motor and battery pack, however we normally mount it in the engine bay for diagnostics.

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