Our aim with the car was to convert the car to electric whist retaining as much of the character of the original car as possible. To this end the whole conversion has been carried out without cutting the vehicle anywhere. The whole conversion is bolt in.
We aimed to keep the soul of the bluebird whilst giving it the heart of the LEAF.
Kerb weight has increased by around 40kg and the car has been set up for a smooth and relaxed power delivery although this can be reprogrammed if desired.
Newbird EV conversion featured on Hagerty website
Newbird EV Conversion 4 page spread in Autocar Magazine
Newbird featured in Diesel and Eco Car Magazine
Newbird gets thumbs up from Top Gear