ICE to EV conversions - latest projects

Rescued and redesigned vehicles becoming electric

View our private, corporate and specialist conversion projects or follow our latest in-house conversion of our new company Range Rover.

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An EV conversion can be a time consuming process

There are certain vehicles that are easier to convert than others.

 

Take the classic VW Beetle​a popular donor vehicle for conversions, a tried and tested process and a fabulous EV as your new daily drive.

And while there's a certain romance to being the first to convert a particular type of vehicle, the research and development time for activities like the placement of battery boxes is new conversion territory and has to be factored into the overall build process.

The EVolution team can convert any make and model vehicle of any age, but have experience and specialise in Land Rovers, Range Rover, Audi and Volkswagen chassis.

Can we convert a vehicle to electric for you?

We're completing some exciting conversion projects, right here in Melbourne, and invite you to follow progress!

If you're working on your own EV conversion, please subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep up to date with our regular livestream sessions with people from around the world who are converting some amazing vehicles.

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The vehicle that started it all...the 1997 Audi A3

Range of approx 100kms

Tesla lithium battery pack

Battery capacity 20kWh

HPEVS AC50 electric motor

A clapped out Audi that was short on love and definitely out of engine time. Built by a small team of experts to trial a small car conversion at a lower price point to see if at-scale EV conversions were feasible.

 

The answer? Not quite yet. But we're working on it.

Classic Series Land Rover with no range anxiety

Range of approx 300kms

Lithium ion battery pack

Battery capacity 55kWh

HyPer9 electric motor

An R&D based conversion to see where the battery boxes and other EV components could be located within the aluminium body. The knowledge and skills gained from this and the Audi conversion have informed conversion project processes we need to professionally convert vehicles on similar chassis.

The engineering sign off was completed by the owner of this vehicle.

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Back in the day classic cool...Chrissy, the 1976 Range Rover

Anticipated range of 250kms

Lithium battery pack

Battery capacity 50kWh

NetGain HyPer9

Named in honour of iconic Geelong musician Chrissy Amphlett, lead singer of The Divinyls.

A 1976 two door Range Rover that was loved when fresh off the dealer forecourt, but in recent years has been (ab)used as a bush bashing parts car. Sourced in leafy Camberwell, Vic.

 

Pros:

Great patina - all rock on the top layer of paint, with hints of pink undercoat peeping through.

Despite a hard life, she's sturdy and well built, ready to roam the streets of Melbourne as a reinvented, silent drive electric vehicle.

 

Cons:

Rat infested (literally!)

Rust, dints, scratches and bumps

A bad paint job with a great shape...a Ford Transit named Madge

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Lithium ion battery pack

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HyPer9 electric motor

A popular police obbo van, our Ford Transit is named in honour of Madge Connor, the first of two female officers who joined Victoria Police in 1917.

This 1969 Transit has been sat in a shed for the past two decades, waiting for some love and a lick of paint. Madge has been used for deliveries, as a touring band pick-up wagon in the 80s and lived in country NSW for many years. With surprisingly low kilometres on the clock, we picked Madge up in Ivanhoe, Vic.

Pros:

Fabulous shape with an endearing front end

Pretty much intact and structurally sound

 

Cons:

Terrible previous paint job in matt black

Rust, dints, scratches and bumps

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Do you have a vehicle you're thinking of converting to electric?

We have a range of projects in hand and lead-in times can vary.

Having said that, we love hearing about new EV conversion projects and welcome you to get in touch to experience a bespoke conversion created by our team of mechanical and engineering experts.

Or, if you're working on your own ICE to EV project, join one of our regular conversion webinars, view the information on this site and visit our YouTube channel for inspiration and encouragement. 

​​And, as well as EV charging cables, wall units and equipment, we can also recommend and supply the EV conversion components and parts you need to convert your own vehicle to electric.

EV conversion products we love

We believe in low-emission transport for a better future

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(min order $99)

National installation coverage Australia & New Zealand

Innovative & safety compliant 

Australian-owned company

Zero interest payment plan on purchases over $1000

Friendly local support & EV servicing for new drivers

All products are recycled through a social enterprise partnership

Get in touch with our friendly EV charging team!

Aus 1300 70 11 99 

NZ  0800 11 11 51

Email: contactus@evolutionaustralia.com.au

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32/536 Clayton Road, Clayton South
Victoria, Australia

 

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