Recharged Heritage to offer Mini Recharged classic Mini EV conversion to the public for the first time
Bristol’s Recharged Heritage has opened the order books on its classic Mini EV conversion.
Recharged Heritage replace the original petrol engine of a classic (pre-2000) Mini with a modern electric drive train.
With two modes available from the 18-kWh lithium-ion battery with a 72kW electric motor revving up 14,000 rpm, customers can opt for Pure mode, which accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 11.5 seconds and achieves a top speed of 78 mph – equivalent to the Classic Mini 1275 GT – or Sport mode, which reaches 0 to 62 mph in 8.5 seconds and travels at a top speed of 92 mph.
With a 6.6 kW on-board charger, the battery can be charged in three hours on a 7kW wall-box or nine hours on a standard three-pin plug house connection, the Mini Recharged offers a WLTP range of 103 miles.
Recharged Heritage will convert owners’ existing Minis from £42,500 or source a classic Mini and convert it, with prices around £62,500.
Two special MINI Recharged vehicles have already been revealed: designer Sir Paul Smith collaborated on a one-off Mini Recharged Paul Smith car, which was then shown at the 2022 Goodwood Revival, while London-based artist Lakwena revealed the Mini Recharged Lakwena (pictured) at the European Championships in Munich in August.