Falcon Electric offers full service vehicle conversions, Allowing you to drop off your pride and joy and receive it back with a complete brand new electric drive train. This can be configured to match the original vehicles performance characteristics or we can add a performance ‘tweak’.
We also offer a wide range of products in our Shop for DIY conversions.
Conversion projects typically follow these core project milestones and are tailored based on the clients requirements
To determine Power and Range specifications, Vehicle to be used and Budget
Statement of Works
Detailed Statement of Works produced for sign off by the client, parts ordered or manufactured
Removal of Internal Combustion engine and supporting systems, fabrication of motor mounts, battery box and gearbox adaptor plate. Installation of Electric Motor, Inverter, Battery Management System (BMS). Installation of auxiliary systems. Any additional restoration work is completed in this stage.
Quality Control and Handover
Road Test, Quality Control Inspection, MOT/SVA and vehicle handover to the client.
How much does it cost?
Our conversions start from £10,000 + VAT for a DC motor conversion using reconditioned parts. We recommend budgeting £18,000 + VAT or more for an appropriate conversion and other sympathetic upgrades.
Performance and range specification, along with amount of work required will widely change the budget requirements.
What other factors should I consider?
- Performance and Range requirements will affect the price, the higher the range or performance the higher the budget requirement for battery storage and motor performance.
- The number of hours can be reduced if the client has already removed the internal combustion engine and completed any remedial work.
- After the conversion you will have a brand new drive train, with little to no maintenance.
How long does it take?
A full conversion can take anywhere from 50-200 hours depending on the vehicle selected, choice of performance, range, fit and finish required. This can translate to the vehicle being in the workshop for 4-6 weeks.
How am I kept up to date on progress?
As work is completed it is logged in our time tracking portal with videos/photos of the work so you can keep a close on progress, you can also set daily or weekly summary emails so you don’t miss an update.
You are charged for work completed on your vehicle each day so if we have completed 2 hours work on your vehicle and are waiting for the parts to be powder coated then you will only be charged for 2 hours that day.
How long does it take to charge?
The time it takes to charge an electric car can be as little as 30 minutes or more than 12 hours. This depends on the size of the battery and the speed of the charging point.
- A typical electric car (60kWh battery) takes just under 8 hours to charge from empty-to-full with a 7kW charging point.
- Most drivers top up charge rather than waiting for their battery to recharge from empty-to-full.
- For many electric cars, you can add up to 100 miles of range in ~35 minutes with a 50kW rapid charger.
- The bigger your car’s battery and the slower the charging point, the longer it takes to charge from empty to full.
Please contact us and we will be delighted to help you with your EV conversion.