Tadpole converts a 2003 model Merc into electric

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 21 Feb 2022


Tadpole Projects, a start up in retrofitting ICE vehicles that was incubated in the Innovation Labs of IITs has converted a Mercedes C class into an EV.

The revamped EV was a petrol variant car manufactured in 2003 and now comes equipped with mobility features such as GPS, Geo-fencing, and remote performance assessment.

The start-up offers a warranty of 3 years on batteries and 2 years on the EV kit. Although the car supports AC charging as of now, there is also a provision of DC charging if the requirement arises.

It takes 5-6 hours to fully charge the EV, depending on the power of the batteries. The retrofitted car has a maximum speed of up to 90kph and a range of 150km on a single charge. The speed and range of the EV can be pushed further to beyond 150kph and 250km, respectively, as per the customer's need.