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Classic Car Electric Conversions

We specialise in electric conversions of classic cars.

 

No matter what classic car you have, our team of experts will happily answer any questions and provide a free quotation.

 

Get in contact to discuss how we can bring your electric classic car vision to life. 

 

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How our EV Conversions Work

Every classic car presents its own unique set of challenges for electric conversion due to the incredible diversity of makes, models, and eras available. Because no two classic cars are the same, each conversion requires a bespoke approach that respects the vehicle’s original aesthetics and engineering while integrating modern electric capabilities.

We employ robust engineering and design systems that ensure each conversion is executed with the highest standards of precision and quality. Our expertise allows us to deliver exceptional electric vehicle (EV) solutions that are as reliable and functional as they are beautiful.

1. Consultation and Design

When converting classic cars to electric, we work closely with you to understand your electric conversion requirements. Enabling us to complete a desktop study and preliminary design.

 

We then provide you a clear proposal outlining the design, vehicle specification and time frame for the conversion.

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Our IMI qualified technicians install the latest generation electric motors and supporting equipment.

 

During the electric conversion, we keep you informed every step of the way. Sending you photo updates and a written progress report each week.

3. Onward Support

On delivery, our expert team will talk you through all aspects of your newly converted electric classic car. That includes driving it with you and explaining all its new functions.

 

We offer an electric check-up free of charge in the first six months. We can also offer an annual check-up every year. 

Sourcing vehicles For EV Conversion

Not everyone owns a classic car that's suitable for an electric vehicle conversion, and we understand that finding the right vehicle is crucial for a successful transformation. At Retroelectric, we're more than just conversion specialists; we're your partners in the journey towards sustainable motoring. We're thrilled to offer personalised assistance in sourcing the ideal classic cars for your needs.

 

Whether you're looking for a specific model, year, or style, our team has the expertise and network to help you find a classic car that not only meets your aesthetic preferences but is also well-suited for an electric conversion. Let us assist you in finding the perfect classic car for your EV conversion today

Land Rover Defender - Electric Conversion

Our Land Rover electric conversion service combines the road presence and all-terrain capability of the original car with modern, green, electric motor technology – a truly inspired combination.

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Restoration and Improvements

Before proceeding with a classic car electric conversion, it is crucial to ensure that your vehicle is in optimal condition. The introduction of a powerful electric motor demands that the foundation of the car, such as the chassis, body, and mechanical components, are robust and well-maintained. This step is essential to maximise both the performance and the lifespan of the vehicle.

We boast a talented team of motor technicians and restoration professionals equipped to handle jobs of any scale. Whether your classic car needs minor cosmetic fixes or major structural repairs, our experts are committed to restoring and preparing your vehicle for a successful electric conversion. Our comprehensive approach ensures that every aspect of the car meets our high standards of quality and safety.

Additionally, if you're looking to enhance certain performance attributes, such as road handling, braking efficiency, or suspension, we can integrate these upgrades in parallel with the electric conversion process. This holistic approach not only improves the overall driving experience but also tailors classic cars to your specific preferences and requirements.
 

 VW Beetle - Electric Conversion

The classic VW Beetle has been re-imagined with the help of modern technology. Our electric beetle conversion combines the iconic design that has been loved for generations with the electric power of future.

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“I chose Retroelectric after some research. The Fiat was imported from Italy and needed a lot of work, including sourcing missing parts. Retroelectrics did it all. They were well organised, did all the paperwork and the quality is exceptional"

 

Bibo Voute

Owner of an electric Fiat 1500S

CONTACT US

Retroelectric Limited

International House
64 Nile Street
London

N1 7SR

0203 488 4915

info@retroelectrics.co.uk

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  • How does insurance work on electric cars?
    This isn’t a problem; most of the classic car insurance brokers will be able to offer this. We can provide recommendations too; give us a call to find out more.
  • Do I have to pay congestion charges for an electric car?
    No, electric cars are exempt from paying congestion charges, making them ideally suited to city driving.
  • Do you need to service an electric classic car?
    A converted electric vehicle has much less to go wrong than a conventional internal combustion engine. Much less again than a classic car of the same age. This means that apart from an initial check to make sure the EV system is configured correctly after purchase, an annual check-up is all that is required. We also recommend that you get your car MOT’d every year to ensure the conventional vehicle parts are working correctly.
  • Do electric cars pay road tax?
    There is no road tax (officially known as vehicle excise duty) for electric vehicles in the UK.
  • How long do the batteries last in an electric car?
    Our electric classic cars use Tesla batteries which will provide many years of motoring. Tesla, like most other battery manufacturers states a lifespan of 8 years. For an average person that is around 100,000 miles of motoring.
  • Will I be able to keep up with other traffic in my electric car?
    Absolutely, electric motors provide excellent torque and the right motor system can easily deliver motorway speeds with plenty of power in reserve.
  • What is the range of a classic electric car?
    Just like petrol or diesel cars, how you drive will affect range as well as the size of the battery pack. The physical size of a car, motor requirements and budget will determine range. Smaller cars can normally achieve around 150 miles and larger vehicles over 200 miles.
  • Does my car have to be converted to electric to use your restoration services?
    Absolutely not. We love bringing cars back to their former glory. Whether you are looking to convert to electric power now, or not for many years we will still lovingly restore your car.
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