Electric MGF Roadster

February 22, 2019

100% Electric MGF

Australia's first Electric MG-F Roadster!

Classic MG owner "over the moon" with electric conversion! he tells The Driven. “

The Driven - November 18, 2020. Bridie Schmidt

Electric MG journey...

The car that started Electric Dream Machine! Our proof of concept Electric MG-F. This is Co-founder Mark Newell's Electric MG-F Roaster, the first of its type in Australia. Coming soon as an EV Kit or have your MG-F or MG-TF converted by our team!

Mark has owned his 1999 MG-F since it was new. He's enjoyed driving it over the years. Unfortunately it has also cost him a large amount of money related to head gasket and cooling issues. So when it gave up for the last time, he was faced with either sending it to the scrap heap or trying to see if it was possible to convert it to electric. With no prior knowledge in engineering, mechanics or electronics he embarked on a journey to convert his MG to electric.

With a bit of searching he found a local group of EV enthusiasts in Geelong, Australia (AEVA Geelong Branch) who guided and helped him convert the MG to electric. During a two and half year conversion process (unfortunately there was no drop-in kit, or off-the-shelf solution available) he built a reliable and cost effective electric sports car from mostly waste OEM electric car components.

Electric MGF Conversion Features

  • Instant Torque, up to 300 Nm
  • EV conversion is reversible, maintaining value into the future
  • 100km+ range (bigger battery options available, can extend to 200km+)
  • Retains original 5 speed gearbox, drive manually or leave it in 3rd gear and drive it like an auto
  • Custom reverse switch with reversing camera
  • AC three phase electric motor - rear wheel drive
  • Regenerative braking
  • ZEVA battery monitoring system with display
  • J1772 - Level 2 charging port for home and public charging
  • Engineered motor mounts & engineered billet aluminium adaptor plate
  • Battery pack placed low within MG for better handling
  • Heated seats (driver & passenger)
  • Fluid-based cabin heater
  • Emergency stop button & HV cutoff switch
  • 10" Centre Touchscreen (Android + Apple Carplay)
  • Upgraded suspension, coil spring conversion

MGF Original OEM features

  • 2 Airbags (Driver & Passenger)
  • ABS (Antilock Brakes)
  • Central Locking - Remote/Keyless Alarm
  • Power Windows
  • Power Steering
  • 15" Alloy Wheels

Now offering MGF & MGTF Electric Conversions

Do you own a MG-F or MG-TF and wish to have it converted to Electric? Electric Dream Machine can help you with a quality EV conversion and advice. We are also developing an MG-F / MG-TF EV conversion kit. Drop us an email for more information and pricing.

Electric MG-F conversion, custom battery pack
Front battery pack (Nissan Leaf modules with BMS and custom enclosure)

Electric MGF - Interior with custom Android head unit, heated seats and reverse switch
Updated MGF interior with 10" Centre Touchscreen, heated seats & reverse switch
Australia's first Electric MG-F charging at public charger
Charge time at Type 2 charging station

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