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Classic Car EV conversion specialists Electrogenic to grow and develop ‘Powered by Electrogenic’

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13 October 2022

Oxfordshire-based EV technology company Electrogenic, known for its classic car EV conversions, has announced the further development of its EV technology arm, ‘Powered by Electrogenic’.

The Kidlington company is expanding the offer of its proprietary technology to a broader audience in the form of ‘drop in’ kits, catering to the surging global demand for EV conversion technology. This service will operate alongside its bespoke classic car EV conversion activities.

The announcement comes alongside an expansion of it leadership team, as the former Chief Engineer at Banbury-based Arrival Ltd Francis Prime, joins the Electrogenic board.

Electrogenic’s continued development underlines the sustained growth in demand for EV conversions which will support the transition to a low-carbon future.

Electrogenic is renowned for its engineered and innovatively packaged classic car EV conversions, having received international acclaim for its sympathetic re-engineering of automotive icons such as the Citroen DS, Jaguar E-type, Porsche 356, Morgan and classic Mini. Its engineered, reversible conversions are entirely bespoke, tailored to fit a customer’s specific needs, to create the EV of their dreams.

Steve Drummond, Electrogenic co-founder said: “We’re delighted to announce the further expansion of our Powered by Electrogenic technology, taking this exciting strand of our business - and the company as a whole - to the next level.”

“Each kit will incorporate the latest technology, while also drawing upon the accumulated experience from the cars we’ve converted - cars that our customers, in many cases, drive every day.”

“The expansion of our B2B technology business means we will be able to help further accelerate the move to a low-carbon future, getting our EV conversion technology into more vehicles more quickly. It also facilitates exports and will create more jobs in the UK automotive sector.”

“Powered by Electrogenic will be delivered to customers through key partner relationships, so keep an eye out for further announcements.”

The move builds on the success of the recently revealed ‘drop in’ agricultural Land Rover Defender EV conversion kit - developed in partnership with Innovate UK, tested extensively at Worthy Farm, host of Glastonbury Festival, and launched to much fanfare earlier this year.

Francis Prime said: “I’ve been developing EVs for over 10 years now, and when I first came to visit Electrogenic I was immediately impressed not only by the beauty of the classic cars being converted to electric power, but also by the company’s technical sophistication and culture of the team.

“I saw a fascinating engineering opportunity, but also a business with a really exciting future and a genuine, deep-rooted, environmental ethos. I’m really excited to be working with the team, and to help guide the company as it enters this exciting new chapter.”


Nicky Godding is editor of The Business Magazine. Before her journalism career, she worked mainly in public relations moving into writing when she was invited to launch Retail Watch, a publication covering retail and real estate across Europe.

After some years of constant travelling, she tucked away her passport and concentrated on business writing, co-founding a successful regional business magazine. She has interviewed some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs who have built multi-million-pound businesses and reported on many science and technology firsts.

She reports on the region’s thriving business economy from start-ups, family businesses and multi-million-pound corporations, to the professionals that support their growth and the institutions that educate the next generation of business leaders.

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