Electric Car Conversion FAQs

Why are your conversions much lower cost than other companies?

We use exactly the same motors, batteries and control components as the majority of electric conversion workshops across the world. Using these components we have created three main solutions which between them can go into pretty much any car. This means that we have already done all the complex wiring and systems design, and are simply applying it to another body shape. This, coupled with the fact that we don’t believe in the monopolistic characteristics of our small and new industry, means we would rather charge a fair price and get more electric classics on the road. 

How much range can you put in my car?

Range is a factor of how many batteries we can fit into your car. Batteries are large, heavy and expensive, making range a factor of space and price. Our minimum range is 70 miles, and can go up to hundreds. We can fit 70 miles worth of range into any car, but to fit hundreds we need a large space, such as a Land Rover, Range Rover or Campervan, for example. In terms of price, we can always fit a smaller battery pack and then extend it at a later date if you wish!

Why do you use the original gearbox in the car? I thought EV's were automatic?

The original gearbox is the most cost effective and energy efficient way of getting from the electric motor to the wheels. Leaving the original drivetrain means that we don’t have to redesign and remanufacture propshafts, differentials, 4WD systems etc at large cost. Also, having the ability to change gear means that you can drive the car in the most efficient rev-range for the motor at all times. For example, around town you would leave it in third gear the whole time, whereas when going on an A-road or motorway for any period of time, you can change it into fourth gear (like a normal car), reducing revs and therefore increasing range and efficiency. Our conversions still drive like an automatic, you don’t have to use the clutch to set off!

How long does it take to get my car converted to electric?

Our workshop is very busy with conversions, so we usually can’t get a conversion project into an immediate build slot. Our average waiting list times are 1-3 months. But when your car gets to us, if it is a car we have converted before, we can do it within 6 weeks, if it is a bit rarer and more bespoke, it could be up to 10 weeks.  

What about charging, how do I charge my converted electric classic?

Our electric conversions charge in exactly the same way that normal EV’s charge. You can plug it in at home, from a wall mounted charger or even from a regular 3-pin plug. You can plug it in at service stations, supermarkets, lamp-posts or whereever you see an EV charger too. The only place you can’t charge our cars yet is at Tesla Supercharger stations, as only Teslas are allowed to use these. 

Will you carry out a restoration or respray to my car whilst it's with you?

Yes, we work with various local partners for resprays or mechanical overhauls. The way it works usually is we take out the engine, exhaust, radiators and fuel tank and then do our design work. Once our design work is complete we send the car off for whatever extra work needs doing. This can be anything from a gearbox replacement to new shock absorbers. Whilst this is being done we fabricate based on our initial designs, so when the car comes back we are ready to bolt it all in. 

Do you supply electric conversion kits?

Yes, we can supply kits for any car that we have converted previously. Every car that we build, we CAD model all of the components, therefore we can replicate them without having to work on and measure off the vehicle itself. Get in touch to ask if we can do yours. Please note, that even a kit takes specialist skill and equiptment to install, although pre-wired and pre-fabricated they are not something the average DIYer can install on their driveway.