Electrogenic reveals budget-friendly, plug-and-play EV conversion kit for the classic Mini

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British EV technology company Electrogenic, known for its 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 simple to install kit converts the much-loved automotive icon to fun, clean and reliable electric drive from just £15,000 plus VAT. The drop-in Mini Kit opens the world of electric conversions to more people than ever before.

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.

The 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.

Powered by 20kWh of brand-new, densely packed OEM-grade batteries, also pre-mounted on the subframe and all wired in, the electrified Mini packs 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.

The kit is also easy to install fitting can be carried out by any qualified mechanic and the package is sold as a pre-tested, fully assembled kit – entirely incorporated into a replacement front-subframe.

“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,” said Steve Drummond, Co-Founder, Electrogenic. “We’ve converted several 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.”

The Mini kit will be offered via Electrogenic’s fast growing global network of installer partners from Autumn 2023.

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