Frequently Asked Questions

Things people have asked before:

Can you convert any car?

Yes, any car can be converted!

However, while we’d love to have a solution that makes it affordable to convert any car, we’re not there yet. Some conversions are more difficult to integrate or require larger battery packs and motors, and consequently are more expensive. That might put off the customer who’s interested for purely financial reasons. The focus on conversions of classic cars is mainly due to their simplicity – no ABS, CANbus, Driver Assistance and other complicated systems.

We currently specialize in classic Minis, Land Rover Series and Defenders, classic VWs, Beetles, Buses and Karmann Ghia.

How much does a conversion cost?

It depends on a number of factors like the desired range, desired performance, size of the car, age of the car and if we have converted that model before.  To reduce costs we offer new or salvaged parts and offer a wide range of batteries from the most economical to high performance. Our conversions start at £30,000 ex VAT, the average conversion is closer to £40,000 ex VAT, some head beyond £100,00 ex VAT. EV conversions take a lot of work and special conversions even more so.

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. 

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 sign up to our mailing lists or 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 on your budget, the size of the car and its ability to accommodate a large battery pack.

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.  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 vehicles difficult to maintain?

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.

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