British EV technology company, Electrogenic, renowned for its classic car EV conversions, has further expanded its international network of installers for its transformative ‘drop in’ EV conversion kits, with the announcement of further partners in the UK and USA.
The newly bolstered installer roster enables Electrogenic to meet the surging demand that exists for clean, efficient and reliable EV conversions on both sides of the Atlantic.
The growing installer network will fit the Oxford, UK based Electrogenic’s range of transformative ‘plug and play’ EV powertrain packages, delivering cutting-edge, EV technology – the tech that has underpinned Electrogenic’s sustained growth in recent years -to the rapidly growing international market.
Steve Drummond, co-founder, Electrogenic said: “We’re delighted to announce the further expansion of our international partner footprint, taking our network of expertly trained partners to another level. This move will enable us to deliver expertly developed EV conversion packages to more enthusiasts around the world – helping them to future proof automotive icons with sophisticated EV power.
“We’re very selective over the partners we work with – ensuring their values are aligned with ours. We’re delighted to be partnering with these fantastic businesses. Like us, they place quality of workmanship and customer service at the very centre of all they do.
“These partners also share our broader vision; they’re passionate about converting iconic vehicles to run on clean, sustainable electricity, giving much loved vehicles a new lease of life, and for a new generation of enthusiasts to enjoy.”
With its expanded network of exclusive partners, Electrogenic is ideally equipped to cater to the surging international demand that exists for its highly-innovative EV conversion technology – enabling the firm to deliver dynamic, clean and reliable electric motoring on a greater scale than before, and enabling the company to continue its rapid growth.
Wealth of expertise on both sides of the Atlantic
The latest intake of specialists includes Retro Defenders, a leading Land Rover restoration specialist – experts in Defender and Series models of all eras. The Harrogate based company create bespoke Land Rover builds – finished to the highest possible standard – using their passion and exceptional eye for detail to bring a customer’s dream Defender to life. Retro Defenders are to carry out conversions on Land Rover Defender and Series models.
The UK network also includes Knowles-Wilkins Engineering (KWE), the internationally renowned Jaguar specialist. KWE has built a reputation as a world leader in restorations of the British marque’s cars over the past 21 years. Based in Berkshire, KWE will fit ‘drop in’ packages for all variants of the E-Type and soon to be announced further Jaguar options.
Electrogenic have also added Automotive Creation Limited (ACL), based in Middlesbrough, to their roster. ACL are classic car specialists who pack a wealth of experience working with a wide range of marques – from Jaguar and Land Rover to Mini. They will be installing all drop-in kits.
They are joined by North Yorkshire based Land Rover specialists Greenwood Automotive, who leverage in-depth engineering knowledge and passion to turn the iconic off-roaders into desirable, state of the art machines. Greenwood will install kits for all Defender and Series Land Rover models.
The first of the new Stateside partners is InoKinetic of Murrieta, California, a firm renowned for its work to hone and modify a range of niche performance machines, with a particular focus on British sports cars. InoKinetic will be offering the full conversion kit range, for the classic 911, E-Type, Land Rover Defender and Series models, as well as the Triumph Stag and original Mini.
Customers on the East Coast will be catered for by New Jersey based Land Rover specialists Whittam Engineering – experts in modifying and restoring the British off-roaders. Whittam will provide conversions for Defenders of all eras, along with the other kits in the Electrogenic range.
Transformative EV technology, developed in Britain
Electrogenic’s innovative range of kits is produced under the outfit’s ‘Powered by Electrogenic’ technology arm, and comprises options for the Land Rover Defender, Jaguar E-Type, classic Porsche 911, original Mini as well as the Triumph Stag. Different specifications of battery and motors are available for each model – catering to a broad range of customer needs and budgets.
All the ‘drop-in’ kits are defined by their quality and depth of engineering, developed in-house by a research and development team comprising leading automotive engineers, programmers and electrical experts, and overseen by former Arrival Ltd Chief Engineer, Francis Prime.
The ‘plug and play’ powertrain solutions reflect 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.
Electrogenic’s cleverly packaged 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. The neat packaging solutions ensure that for each ‘drop-in’ kit variant, the existing vehicles’ existing structure and architecture is preserved. This approach ensures that all Electrogenic conversions are entirely reversible.
All drop-in kits drive through single speed, fixed ratio transmissions, and are capable of up to 6.6kW AC charging, as well as rapid CCS charging, for total convenience.
Full details on the kit ranges for Land Rover Defender, Jaguar E-Type, Porsche 911, classic Mini and Triumph Stag can be found here.
Drummond concluded: “This announcement represents another significant moment for Electrogenic, as we continue to take our business to the next stage, further developing our world-wide reach. We’ve seen great interest in our EV conversion kits from all over the globe since we revealed them – particularly in North America and the UK.
“Our strengthened network enables us to meet this demand, helping more people than ever before to convert iconic models to EV power. And we’re not stopping here, we’ll be announcing partners for other territories in the coming weeks and months, so watch this space.”