Electric Vehicle Conversions
Electric Vehicle Conversions in London - Jack's Garage
Give your beloved VW a new bionic body that requires significantly less servicing. New parts are cheaper and the cost per mile is much cheaper. By having your VW converted to electric, you eliminate the pollution that the fuel version would have created, and the pollution that manufacturing a new electric vehicle would produce.
How we do it:
First, we check that the chassis can accommodate the new components ie the battery and then the engine, gearbox, and fuel tank are all removed. The vehicle must be structurally sound, so it is prepared for the conversion unit with a little welding and repositioning of some components. After that, we install the conversion unit and wire everything in place and load the software. At that point, we also carry out any upgrades that might be needed to the steering, suspension, or brakes – as per client requirements. The whole conversion process takes between 2 and 4 weeks.
There are three generations of classic car EV conversion units available:
1st generation uses largely recycled components from scrapped EVs such as Teslas and prices start from c£30k upwards. This generation of conversion has a very limited warranty (the battery goes into the car).
2nd generation uses all new parts and the battery goes underneath the vehicle which changes the centre of gravity. All parts are warrantied but only from the workshop that carried out the conversion. Prices are generally £100k plus.
3rd generation is the same as 2nd except that all the components are directly from VW which makes these very high-quality, reliable builds – with a start price below £50k. Warranty on these builds is valid with any conversion partner.
As part of our electric vehicle conversion service at Jack's Garage, we are very proud to be in partnership and to be the sole UK agent for the illustrious eClassics in Stuttgart Germany. eClassics provides us with the very latest third-generation electric vehicle conversion kits, to electrify your Volkswagen and give it a new lease of life. With batteries that can take you up to 300-350 miles in a single charge and a fast-charging rate of 80% in 40 minutes, these conversions make a magnificent upgrade for your much-loved Volkswagen.
At Jack's Garage we love Volkswagens and we’re happy to work on all models, regardless of age – we love the classics too! We’ve got a talented, experienced team that can always be relied on to provide top quality work, so for all your VW repair and maintenance needs, get in touch with Jack's Garage.
To find out more about Electric Vehicle Conversions in London W10, contact us online or call us directly on 020 7243 8926