British Firm Create £15k Drop-In Kit That Turns Your Classic Mini Into An Electric Car

A British firm has created a drop-in kit that turns the classic Mini into an electric car. Built by Electrogenic, the company behind electric conversions of the Citroën DS, Land Rover Defender and Jaguar E-Type the kit aims to offer a more budget-friendly way of electrifying classic cars than some other options currently on the market. The kit converts the much-loved automotive icon to fun, clean and reliable electric drive from just £15,000 plus VAT. Designed to be plug-and-play, the kit promises a range of 80 miles when driven in the city. Electrogenic’s game-changing 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. Electrogenic’s R&D team has also ensured the kit is as easy to install as possible; fitting can be carried out by any qualified mechanic. The Mini kit will be offered via Electrogenic’s fast growing global network of installer partners from Autumn 2023. Steve Drummond, Co-Founder of Electrogenic, said: “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.”