This classic Camaro has been converted from gas to electricity thanks to XING Mobility’s new conversion kit.
When this Camaro was born way back in 1969, it would have come with one of several different gas-burning engines. Most of them were V8s simply because that was the most popular configuration back then. V8s are still popular today, but their numbers are decreasing in an era of climate change and increasing global regulations.
While laws allow classic cars like this old Camaro to exist unchanged, those laws aren’t likely to remain for much longer. Some European cities don’t even allow antique cars on their roads due to all the pollution those older engines spew.
This means that at some point you won’t even be allowed to drive a 1969 Chevy Camaro. That is, unless you converted the powertrain to run on pure electricity, which is exactly what XING Mobility has done with their Camaro concept.
Using their new Immersio Modular Battery System, XING tossed out the old V8 and replaced it with a 450V AC induction motor with a peak output of 320 hp. The new kit is basically designed to fit anywhere that an old LS-style small block engine would, and fit directly to the existing transmission driveshaft. It’s about as plug-and-play as you can get.
“Our customers know mechanical installations but are often unfamiliar with battery and high voltage systems,” says company co-founder and CTO Azizi Tucker. “With XING Mobility’s conversion products, we provide a system that is as close to a conventional crate engine as possible in terms of being fast and safe to install, leaving our customers to focus on what they do best: making, driving and racing high-performance, high-quality builds."
Not only does this kit aim for ease of installation, but it also goes for longevity. Immersio uses a new type of cooling fluid that allows for up to 3,000 charging cycles and enhances power output and charging times. It’s also modular, so if you have more space for more batteries you can install them wherever you want for additional range.
XING will have this car on display at SEMA until November 8th. No word on pricing, but you can reach out to XING if you’re looking to convert future-proof your old dinosaur.