These kits are made with convenience in mind. They're designed to be simple to install – a qualified technician can easily fit them. But one of the best parts about them is that they slot neatly into the existing architecture of the vehicle, meaning the conversion is entirely reversible. So, not only is the existing architecture and structure preserved, but if customers have a change of heart regarding their electrified classic car, they can simply transform it back.
The first customer Jaguar E-Type to enjoy an EV conversion is a striking 1962 Series 1 Roadster. Not only does it benefit from zero-emission performance, but the British design icon now weighs less than the original machine.
Of course, performance is also a significant incentive to electrify your classic car. With the E43 kit, the E-Type can produce 160 hp (120 kW) and 460 lb-ft. (620 Nm) Of instant torque. It can speed up to 60 mph (97 kph) from a standstill in under six seconds, with a top speed of over 100 mph (161 kph). It will also deliver a punch of acceleration at any speed via the single-speed, fixed-ratio transmission. Those looking for even higher performance for their E-Type can go for the E64 kit, which provides 201 hp (150 kW) and 620 lb-ft. (840 Nm).
The batteries are densely packed using the brand's proprietary mounting system, minimizing the space they take up. In the E-Type's case, this is especially important, as the interior dimensions are pretty small.
Using lightweight componentry, Electrogenic ensures that weight is kept to a minimum. The E43 and E48 versions are lighter than the standard car, while the E63 tips the scales at the same weight as the original.
The company develops and manufactures its technology, including the software, PCBs (printed circuit boards), and digital dashboards. What's more, the vehicle management technology is also developed in-house. The mechanical componentry, such as the mounting system and the in-line and transverse reduction gearboxes, are manufactured in the UK.
Electrogenic repurposes the original Smith instruments to display vital information. The fuel gauge instead shows the state of charge, and the oil temperature becomes the charger temperature. Moreover, the engine temperature is now, as you'd expect, the motor temperature and the RPM shows the motor's RPM with a scale factor of half.
The E-Type kit can be fitted on Series 1 to 3 vehicles in both the Coupe and Roadster forms. All the kits come with a fast cabin heater and rapid CCS charging as standard. Customers can expect a full CCS charge to take about 50 minutes.
Although the company hasn't revealed any figures regarding the kits for the E-Type, we know that the pricing for the classic Mini kit starts at just £15,000 (around $18,550) plus VAT, while the Land Rover Defender kit starts at £24,000 (almost $30,000) plus VAT.