Classic Mini cars get Nissan Leaf EV electric unitJune 11, 2021
UK-based London Electric Cars (LEC) offers an electric vehicle conversion package for classic Minis cars using used Nissan Leaf engines and batteries.
The basic LEC conversion package comes with a 20 kWh battery. That’s enough to give the classic Mini a range of 96 to 113 km. Customers will also be offered a choice of a more powerful electric motor and a larger battery as an option.
The LEC wanted their EV conversion kit to be not only one of the most cost-effective on the market, but also one of the most sustainable in terms of impact on the entire vehicle’s life cycle.
The basic LEC conversion kit is priced at $ 35,400, excluding local taxes, shipping and donor car. LEC will also provide a donor vehicle search service as an option. Each converted Classic Mini takes about 6 weeks to convert to power. In June, the waiting time is about 6 months.
In addition to recycling Nissan Leaf engines and batteries, LEC also plans to reuse and upgrade computer equipment and batteries in traction units. The brand uses additive manufacturing technologies to develop the Mini conversion kit.
LEC also offers EV conversion kits for classic models such as the Morris Minor, Morris Traveler and the original Land Rover Defender.
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