Drop-in Electrogenic EV conversion kits Jaguar E-Type
Oxfordshire firm Electrogenic, known for its ‘drop in’ EV conversion kits, has expanded its range to include the Jaguar E-Type.
Engineered and developed in the UK, the Electrogenic kits use the firm’s own electronic systems for battery and charging management as well as the driver interface. The powertrain itself also employs Electrogenic’s unique system for creating high-density battery packs, as well as their UK-made reduction gearboxes.
Using bespoke componentry like this rather than off-the-shelf kit allows the conversion to be tailored to the vehicle’s structure and ensure that the EV conversion is reversible. Batteries are fitted under the bonnet and against the rear axle in place of the fuel tank and spare wheel, while the motor and reduction gear assembly is mounted on the gearbox hanger.
The E-Type kit is offered in three different varieties: the E43, featuring a 43kWh battery and 120kW motor offering a 120-mile range, the E62 which uses the same motor with a 62kW battery to offer over 200 miles, plus the high-performance E48 which pairs a 48kWh battery with a 150kW motor for a 0-60mph time of under five seconds with a range of 160 miles.
Unusually in this era of weighty electric SUVs, Electrogenic points out that the E43 and E48 conversions result in a lighter kerb weight than the original E-Type, while the E62 is almost identical to the standard car. All models are equipped with a CCS socket for rapid charging and a fast cabin heater.
We’ll be bringing you driving impressions of the Electrogenic-converted E-Type in the new year, but meanwhile you can find more details at electrogenic.co.uk