Electric power for classic designs. Midlands classic motoring specialist RBW Classic Electric Cars has joined forces with Zytek automotive (part of Continental AG who provide the world championship winning technology applied to Formula E racing cars) to launch two limited edition recreations. The aim is to create a vehicle that has the aesthetic appeal of a classic allied with all the engineering of a modern electric car.
The first of these electric designs is the RBW MGB recreation, to be followed by the RBS XKSS recreation based on the Jaguar. Rather than being built into old bodies, RBW has partnered with British Motor Heritage and Gregson Polska to provide brand new bodyshells.
The limited-edition hand-built models, with an initial 30 examples created, launched at the motoring trade at Cenex, a showcase of low carbon vehicle technologies, on 12/13 September. A public launch will follow at the Lancaster Classic Motor Show from 9-11 November at Birmingham’s NEC, where enthusiasts can reserve their vehicle with a small deposit. For more information, visit www.rbwclassicelectric cars.co.uk