Electric car conversions - ICE to EV
We convert classic cars to electric drive
The EVolution team are leading Australia's electric classic car conversion sector, specialising in the commercial and repeatable creation of high-quality bespoke electric cars.
Have you ever dreamt about fast, smooth and silent driving in your own bespoke, converted classic electric car?
The cool and luxurious cars of our childhood that were loved and admired way back when, are now often dumped and discarded.
We wanted to focus on classic vehicles that have been gently rusting for too long, clean up, convert and drive them around the streets of Melbourne once again.
Electric classic car conversions (or ICE to EV) by our team of experts are completely bespoke...no two vehicles are the same.
A range of skills and experience has led us to a conversion focus on:
Single vehicles for private clients
E-mobility consulting and conversion of specialist vehicles
Corporate fleet, promo or showcase vehicles
Products, support and education for DIY EV conversion projects
Which car can we convert to electric for you?
We love to talk about EV conversions...what's not to love about the personality and character of a classic car combined with the smooth ride of an electric drive train?
Our Electric Car Cafe team can convert any make and model vehicle of any age, but have experience and specialise in Land Rovers, Range Rover, LandCruiser, Audi and Volkswagen chassis.
EV conversions at the Electric Car Cafe
We receive a large number of enquiries about conversions, which we love talking about!
But to really focus on the detail of your EV conversion, our team will work with you on an Engineering Plan - requirements, range, cost and components - through a series of virtual or in-person meetings.
To book a time to start your Engineering Plan, please complete the form below and we'll be in touch.
Follow our builds at the Electric Car Cafe
We're completing some exciting conversion projects, right here in Melbourne, and invite you to follow our builds at the Electric Car Cafe, which is our dedicated conversion website.
Join a DIY EV conversion community at the EV Alliance
If you're working on your own conversion and would like to join a community of other EV heads, head over to the EV Alliance, a collective of EV conversion workshops in Australia and New Zealand providing free webinars, online training & live events throughout 2021.
Want to learn more? The EV Alliance has just launched new training! Complete the online Electric Vehicle High Voltage Training course to upskill yourself in preparation for an electric workshop future.
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Which vehicle would you like to convert to electric?
Do you have a vehicle in mind that you would like to convert? Let us know in the form below and let's get started! We have a massive spike in interest thanks to recent publicity. Please bear with us and we promise to get back to you within a few days!
Imagine the pleasure of driving your old classic vehicle, converted to electric and without the fuel bill, engine noise and emissions smell.
Converting your classic car to electric means you can sit back and enjoy a silent, reliable drive in a vehicle that is completely unique.
As well as a smoother ride, you'll also I'll keep an ear out for whether the original gearbox and/or transfer case was used. greatly improved performance, reliability and the sense of refinement that comes with a hand-crafted, specialised conversion created by a passionate team of electric drive engineering experts.
Or, if you're working on your own ICE to EV project, join one of our regular conversion webinars, visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel for inspiration and encouragement.
As well as charging equipment, we can also recommend and supply the EV conversion components and parts you need to convert your own vehicle to electric.
Our recent and current EV conversion projects...made in Melbourne
How long does an EV conversion take?
The conversion process can take anything from a few weeks to a few months, depending on the type of vehicle, research and development timeand the complexity of the conversion.
We can convert any make and model vehicle of any age. Our most recent bespoke conversion work has been on Land Rovers, Range Rover, Audi and Volkswagen chassis.
How do EV conversions work?
Each project is different, but your EV conversion will look something like this:
Choose your vehicle
Something unique that will be worth more as an electric vehicle than it does now
Source EV components
What battery capacity and range would you like in your new EV?
Restore & RWC
A clean up and roadworthy now creates a smoother on-roading process once converted
Work out where electric drive components fit and how to protect them
Take out everything that will no longer be needed for ICE operation
Test, trial, refine
While the first drive in a converted EV is exciting, there are always tweaks and refinements to do
The big question...how much to convert a car to electric?
Conversions are expensive. For now.
We're working on a roadmap to complete unique conversions at a range of price points (without compromising on quality).
Currently, you can expect to pay from $50,000 AUD for an EV conversion (excluding body restoration).
This covers conversion project phases of research and development, component fabrication and fitting, and final testing and refinement of the electric drive system.
Would you like to know more about electric car conversions?
Our team invites you to get in touch to discuss your personal, promotional or specialist vehicle conversion project.
Depending on the conversion projects we already have in our EVolution HQ workshop, there is generally a lead-in time for ICE to EV conversions of 3-4 months.
If you're converting your own vehicle and require parts, please view our in-stock conversion products and join our mailing list to keep up to date with the latest livestream chats with people who have carried out conversions we love!