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Electrogenic Porsche 356 conversion
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Electrogenic kits turn classics into Evs

Riley Riley

As the motoring world accelerates towards an electrified future, spare a thought for the owners of countless classic cars.

With internal combustion engines that churn out noxious fumes, they are not be a part of the picture going forward, or are they?

A British mob is making a name for itself and a future for these cars, producing “drop-in” EV conversion kits that allow them to run on electricity.

Electrogenic has been making a name for itself with world class EV conversions, for cars like the Volkswagen Beetle, DS Citroen and even the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow.

It’s also developed a number of drop-in kits, developed and engineered in the UK, that will be offered around the world through an international network of exclusive installation partners, delivering sustainable, silent and reliable electric motoring to a wider audience than ever before.

The kits have been carefully designed so the process is reversible and the existing structure and architecture of the car is preserved.

Electrogenic has just announced three more kits: for the Jaguar E-Type, Land Rover Defender and Porsche 911.

The drop-in kits feature Electrogenic’s sector-leading, proprietary EV technology and will be offered alongside the company’s world-leading, bespoke EV conversions.

The expanded range of drop-in kits reflects Electrogenic’s approach of developing and manufacturing its own technology, which includes in-house designed software, printed circuit boards (PCBs) and digital dashboards, as well as bespoke Battery Management Systems and vehicle charging technology.

The driver interface also gets attention, with sport, eco and traffic modes, as well as a regen-based hill-descent control function for the Defender.

The drop-in kits also use highly innovative mechanical componentry, including a unique system for creating high-density battery packs, as well as exceptionally compact in-line and transverse reduction gearboxes — all manufactured in the UK.

  • Land Rover Defender: (pre-2016 Defender 90, 110 and 127 models). Range starts with the E62 kit, which packs a 62kWh battery supplying a 120kW water-cooled motor, delivering a real-world range of 195km in mixed driving, with more in urban or off-road use.
  • Jaguar E-Type: The range starts with the E43 kit, which features a 43kWh battery and a 120kW water-cooled motor, all neatly packaged to slot into the E-Type’s existing structure and offering 240km of real-world range.
  • Porsche 911: Two variants of the 911 drop-in kit are offered, compatible with G-body and 964 911s — the E62 and high-performance E62s. Both feature 62kWh batteries nestled low in the car, replacing the fuel tank and within the engine bay, improving weight distribution. Both versions deliver 320km+ of range in real world driving.


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