British EV technology company Electrogenic has revealed details of its newly expanded range of ‘drop-in’ EV conversion kits.
The kits for the Land Rover Defender, Jaguar E-Type and classic Porsche 911 will be offered by the Oxford, UK-based Electrogenic’s recently expanded ‘Powered by Electrogenic’ arm, the company said.
“We’re delighted to announce the expansion of our sector-leading ‘drop-in’ EV conversion kits, marking the next chapter in the development of our rapidly growing Powered by Electrogenic business,” said Steve Drummond, co-founder and director, Electrogenic.
The range of drop-in kits kicks off with an expanded range of road-optimised Land Rover Defender EV conversion packages, available for all pre-2016 Defender 90, 110 and 127 models.
The expanded Defender EV conversion range will comprise three different variants.
The range starts with the E62 kit, which packs a 62kWh battery supplying a 120kW water-cooled motor, delivering a real-world range of 120 miles in mixed driving, with more in urban or off-road use.
Moving up the range, there are the E70 and E93 packages, with 70kWh and 93kWh of battery capacity respectively. Both pack a 150kW motor, offering immediate, muscular acceleration up to motorway speeds and beyond. In real-world driving E70 and E93 converted Defenders deliver 130 and 150 miles of range respectively.
All Defender conversion kits drive through a fixed-ratio transmission, retaining permanent four-wheel drive, along with high and low range gear select for exceptional off-road driveability. With ample, instantly available torque, all variants make light work of ascents, even when towing a heavy trailer.
Batteries are packaged under the bonnet and beneath the boot floor – ensuring that interior and luggage space are in no way compromised – while the proprietary drivetrain technology is carefully integrated into the vehicle’s existing architecture, so no modifications are required.
The Jaguar range starts with the E43 kit, which features a 43kWh battery and a 120kW water-cooled motor, offering 150 miles of real-world range. Those seeking more touring range can opt for the E62r kit, which packs a larger 62 kWh battery for a range of 200+ miles.
The company has also developed a high-performance E-Type EV conversion kit, the E48s variant, which marries a 48kWh battery with a high-output 150 kW motor, for modern sports car performance – 0-60 mph is dispatched in under 5 seconds – along with a real-world range of 160+ miles.
Two variants of the Porsche 911 drop-in kit are offered, compatible with G-body and 964 911s – the E62 and high-performance E62s. Both pack 62kWh batteries nestled low down in the car, replacing the fuel tank and within the engine bay. Both versions deliver 200+ miles of range in real world driving.
The sporting E62 package features a 160kW motor enabling it to hit 60 mph in under 5 seconds. For those after a truly thrilling package, the E62s kit features an even more potent, 240 kW motor. Its 0-60 mph sprint takes just 3.8 seconds.
All drop-in kits drive through single speed, fixed ratio transmissions and all variants are capable of up to 6.6 kW AC charging, as well as rapid CCS charging. A full charge via CCS takes about 50 minutes for a 62kWh battery, and 75 minutes for a 93kWh battery.
Read our feature and watch our video when we visited Electrogenic’s production facility and drove some of its electric conversions.