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News This Is A Fully-Electric MGB Roadster And It’s Gorgeous

This Is A Fully-Electric MGB Roadster And It’s Gorgeous

If considered as a work of art, RBW EV Classic Cars’ electric MGB might be worth it


  • Priced from £90,000 ($116,370 / €98,959), it’s also fairly expensive.

  • It is powered by a 94-horsepower electric motor.

  • The EV MGB isn’t quick or fast, but it’s beautiful.


There’s a niche yet established trend that sees many classic cars getting the EV treatment. We’ve seen it done with old air-cooled Volkswagens and many others RBW EV Classic Cars’ sublime electric MGB is one of the latest examples of bringing classic cars into the present.

There is one difference, however. Priced from £90,000 ($116,370 / €98,959, the brand-new MGB is somewhat expensive. Depending on your level of skills, and time, EV conversion kits cost between $8,000 and $16,000, excluding batteries and the donor car.

 

RBW EV Roadster | Photo: RBW

The thing going for this car is that, as stated, it is all-new and includes labour. According to carscoops.com, the rear-mounted 94-horsepower electric motor is fed by up to eight lithium-ion batteries which are located under the bonnet. With the standard six batteries, range is said to be 160 miles or 257 km, which is reasonable.

Performance, on the other hand, isn’t exactly EV-like. In fact, it’s more like the original petrol-powered MGB where the 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) takes 9 seconds and the top speed is limited to 80 mph or 129 km/h.

RBW EV Roadster | Photo: RBW

 

Even so, the MG is fitted with a unique double wishbone suspension and regenerative braking for a modern-EV driving experience.

Only 30 examples of the RBW EV Classic Cars MGB Roadster will be built starting next year.

RBW EV Roadster | Photo: RBW

 

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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