BRITISH EV technology company Electrogenic, known for its market-leading classic car EV conversions, has expanded its range of acclaimed ‘drop-in' conversion kits with its most accessible yet - a cost effective ‘plug and play' solution to easily electrify the classic Mini.
Electrogenic's kit converts the much-loved automotive icon to fun, clean and reliable electric drive from just Â£15,000 plus VAT.
The Mini kit further bolsters Oxford based Electrogenic's comprehensive range of drop-in packages, which already includes UK developed solutions which future-proof automotive icons such as the Land Rover Defender, Jaguar E-Type, classic Porsche 911 and Triumph Stag. The kits are offered alongside Electrogenic's bespoke conversions.
Electrogenic's Mini EV kit has been designed to deliver superb performance - mirroring the nippy, responsive character of the original car.
The EV technology is completely pre-assembled and pre-tested on a replacement heritage front subframe that simply replaces the old subframe with its petrol engine.
It features a 60bhp, 135Nm water-cooled motor, delivering 1,000 Nm of instant electric torque to the wheels through a fixed-ratio drivetrain. The ultra-responsive electric powertrain offers great flexibility and lends the diminutive Mini real punch - ideal for navigating the cut and thrust of city driving.
Powered by 20kWh of brand-new, densely packed OEM-grade batteries, also pre-mounted on the subframe and all wired in, the electrified Mini has 80 miles of in-town range. The Euro Type 2 charge port is also pre-mounted and can be accessed via a range of bespoke replacement front grilles.
Electrogenic will also offer an extended range option, with an additional battery pack integrated into the boot - ideal for those who want to travel a little further on their Mini adventures.
The Mini kit will be offered via Electrogenic's global network of installer partners from Autumn 2023.
Steve Drummond, co-founder of Electrogenic, said: "We're delighted to reveal our game-changing ‘drop-in' classic Mini EV conversion kit to the world. It delivers Electrogenic's exhaustively developed, sector-leading EV conversion technology in our most accessible package yet.
"We've converted a number of beautiful Minis over the years to electric drive, and have seen significant demand for a solution that's both easy to fit and budget-friendly. Our new drop-in kit meets those requirements perfectly; it's cost effective and simple to install, yet still delivers superb electric performance, thanks to our latest-generation EV powertrain tech.
"It turns the iconic classic Mini into an ideal modern city machine, one that's perfect for zipping about town cleanly and reliably - and sure to bring a smile to the faces of drivers and pedestrians alike."