What is the range of a converted classic car?
Range depends on many factors – see more details here. We take care not to make the car significantly heavier, and range usually turns out at a real-world distance of about 150 miles. Range can be less: the classic Mini kit has a basic range of about 80 miles, which increases to 150+ miles if you add the range extender battery pack. A Porsche 911 kit has a real-world range of 200+ miles.
And don’t forget that many of our conversions have CCS rapid charging technology, so you can recharge quickly on the go.
How long do the batteries last?
In normal circumstances, the maximum charge that the batteries will hold, will reduce to 80% of the new capacity after 200,000 to 300,000 miles.
How long does it take to charge?
As little as 30 minutes to charge from 10% to 80% for a 40kWh battery pack being charged by CCS. Overnight for a larger battery on a home charger. For more detail see here.
What maintenance is required?
Electrogenic’s EV technology does not require servicing, though we are happy to plug our customers’ cars into our diagnostics once a year and just check everything out.
Your car will still need the gearbox oil, tyres, suspension and brakes checking on a “normal” schedule, and if you are in the UK you will need to take it for an MOT once a year.
Can EVs tow?
Yes! Just the same as any other car, though of course you notice the increased energy use more.
Can EV Land Rovers still go offroad?
Yes! In fact they are vastly better than petrol or diesel. They have more torque, it is available from zero rpm so you have much better control, you can’t stall them and we build in multiple hill descent mode controls, etc. Even Steve looks like a hero offroad in an electric Land Rover and always ends up towing at least one ICE vehicle out of trouble.