EV technology company Electrogenic has fitted the first of its revolutionary ‘drop-in’ conversion kits to a customer’s classic Porsche 911.
This first ‘plug-and-play’ conversion, which features the Oxford, UK based firm’s proprietary EV powertrain technology, future-proofs the classic 911.
The ‘drop-in’ kits feature the innovative tech that has underpinned Electrogenic’s sustained growth in recent years – developed and honed over the course of countless bespoke EV conversion projects.
Steve Drummond, Co-Founder, Electrogenic, said: “We’re delighted to present the first customer car fitted with one our revolutionary drop-in kits. The ‘plug-and-play’ kits have been designed to breathe new life into iconic, much-loved models, so it feels appropriate that the first kit-equipped car to be delivered is a Porsche 911 – the most iconic, revered sports car of them all.”
The classic Porsche 911 conversion is just one option from the firm’s comprehensive ‘drop-in’ kit range, offered under Electrogenic’s recently Expanded ‘Powered by Electrogenic’ technology arm.
Originally a 1985 G-Body, ‘backdated’ by the owner to evoke the iconic 2.7 RS, the 911 is now brought right up to date thanks to Electrogenic’s sporting ‘E62’ 911 package.
The E62 kit features the latest 160kW water-cooled motor. The EV powertrain sends 215bhp and 230lb/ft to the rear wheels through a neatly integrated single-speed, fixed ratio transmission. The 0-60 mph sprint is dispatched in less than five seconds – not dissimilar to a modern 911.
Both kits equip the 911 with 62kWh of brand-new, OEM-grade batteries, densely packed together using Electrogenic’s mounting system, and nestled low down in the car. They slot in at the font, where the fuel tank was located, and within the engine bay – improving weight distribution vs the standard car. Both E62 and E62s conversions deliver 180-200+ miles range in real world driving.
Thanks to the use of the latest, lightweight componentry, the increase in mass is kept to a minimum; the electrified 911 weighs only 100kg more than a conventionally powered example.
Drummond added: “The delivery of this special 911 marks the start of an exciting new chapter for Electrogenic. The kits enable us to offer our market-leading, ‘plug and play’ EV technology to customers around the globe, and at scale, taking our business to a whole new level.
“We’ve been inundated with interest from all over the globe since we launched the kits, and we’re now looking forward to delivering truly transformative clean and reliable electric motoring to enthusiasts the world over, working in close partnership with our fast-growing network of installers. This really is just the start, so stay tuned for further exciting announcements in the coming months.”