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Converting your petrol car to electric - that can be done faster and cheaper than you think - AutoReview.nl

Although more and more EVs are being added, most cars still have a combustion engine. A German start-up has the solution to also make these cars emission-free.

The German company e-Revolt converts cars with a petrol or diesel engine into EVs. This idea is not exactly original or distinctive, but the lightning-fast installation time of 8 hours is. e-Revolt does not limit itself to expensive classics, as many competing conversion companies do. The Germans want to convert ordinary cars and are therefore focusing on more volume. The conversion technology is currently available for no fewer than 42 models.

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The conversion process

But how does such a conversion work? First of all, e-Revolt checks whether your car is suitable for conversion to fully electric. A Volkswagen Golf In any case, 7 is suitable because it is used on all of the company's sample photos.

The second step is to remove the combustion engine. This must be done carefully; a large number of parts can be removed, while certain components of the old drivetrain remain in place. Old parts are not thrown away, but neatly recycled.



After creating space in the engine compartment, e-Revolt installs the electric drivetrain and battery pack. A special computer is installed to ensure that the newly added parts work in harmony with the car's original components.

The company supplies everything needed to complete the conversion, including hoses and screws. Finally, a new infotainment-style screen is placed on the dashboard, showing all EV-related information.

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Technical specifications and costs

e-Revolt does not say anything about the size of the battery pack, but according to the Germans, a converted EV delivers a range of between 250 and 300 kilometers. However, there is a good chance that the company will also be able to supply batteries with a longer range in the foreseeable future.

Depending on the car, the process costs between 12,000 and 15,000 euros. This is not really cheap, especially because you have to bring your own car. On the other hand, it is still cheaper than a new EV. The Dacia Spring is currently the cheapest new EV, with a starting price of 21,750 euros. However, you only have 44 hp and a range that is no greater than that of a converted ICE car. Converting a petrol or diesel car is also a lot more environmentally friendly than buying a new electric car.


This post was last modified on December 13, 2023 1:42 pm

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