RBW Electric Classic Cars is convinced that electromobility in its many different forms will be an essential component of future mobility.

Around the world, specialists are working on further developing existing concepts and on new developments for climate-friendly electric vehicles. In order to shape safe, efficient, connected and comfortable mobility, RBW Electric Classic Cars is pooling expertise from all divisions of technology providers Continental in the fields of integration, energy optimization and drivetrain management to create the optimum classic car for the future.

RBW Electric Classic Cars is convinced that electromobility in its many different forms will be an essential component of future mobility.

Around the world, specialists are working on further developing existing concepts and on new developments for climate-friendly electric vehicles. In order to shape safe, efficient, connected and comfortable mobility, RBW Electric Classic Cars is pooling expertise from all divisions of technology providers Continental in the fields of integration, energy optimization and drivetrain management to create the optimum classic car for the future.

RBW has been working with Continental AG and its subsidiary Continental Engineering Services (CES), one of the largest engineering service providers to the automotive industry, with engineering centres in Europe, the US and the Far East.

Continental Engineering Services (CES) has adapted one of its off the shelf 70kW electric transaxles and converted it to a rear-mounted powerplant, while the front-mounted batteries are supplied by Hyperdrive.

The bodyshells are manufactured by British Motor Heritage to the original MG specification courtesy of the original tooling. Chassis specialists Development Engineering & Enterprise have been responsible for creating the bespoke rear subframe that houses the motor and related wishbone and coil spring independent rear suspension along with the front suspension and braking system.

The specifications

70

KW power output


Externally excited 
Synchronous
95

mph


top speed (higher speed available)
160

Miles


Range on
(260km)
8

Recharge hours (3.5kw)


3-4 hours (7.0kw)
60

Mph


Time of 8.5s
94

Equivalent bhp


226N of instantaneous torque

Interior features*

*Fitted as standard

High quality trim 

LED headlamps

Bluetooth connectivity

SAT/NAV

LED instrument screen

Brushed steel gear selector

Our technology providers and supporters

Continental AG is one of the world’s largest tier 1 suppliers of components and solutions to the automotive industry, with more than 240,000 employees across 60 countries worldwide. Being guided by ever evolving social trends, such as the rapid growth of the world’s population and the resulting increase in urbanization, demographic changes and – in particular – globalization, four megatrends have been derived forming the foundation of Continental’s strategy and business development: –

Safety – our aim: zero accidents
To protect life and conserve resources

Information – our aim: saving time, increasing comfort
Intelligent mobility through constantly connected driving

Environment – our aim: clean air
Resource-efficient and emission-free driving

Affordable mobility – our aim: individual mobility for all
Enabling more freedom and opportunities

Our technology providers and supporters

Continental AG is one of the world’s largest tier 1 suppliers of components and solutions to the automotive industry, with more than 240,000 employees across 60 countries worldwide. Being guided by ever evolving social trends, such as the rapid growth of the world’s population and the resulting increase in urbanization, demographic changes and – in particular – globalization, four megatrends have been derived forming the foundation of Continental’s strategy and business development: –

Safety – our aim: zero accidents
To protect life and conserve resources

Information – our aim: saving time, increasing comfort
Intelligent mobility through constantly connected driving

Environment – our aim: clean air
Resource-efficient and emission-free driving

Affordable mobility – our aim: individual mobility for all
Enabling more freedom and opportunities

Continental Engineering Services (CES) was formed in 2006 with the goal of providing a comprehensive range of engineering services to automotive and other customers. As a subsidiary of Continental AG, CES are able to take high volume, cost effective components and complete a range of integration services for niche customers and specialist applications. In addition, CES can also design advanced products where no suitable base product is available, offering customers unique solutions and key competitive advantage, including motorsport.

CES can offer a service portfolio to customers to include development, product supply, integration, high voltage harness creation and consulting, as well as core competencies and specialist engineering in ‘Chassis & Safety Controls’, ‘Interior Electronic Functions’, ‘Driveline & Electrification’. In addition to engineering services, CES are also able to offer manufacturing of automotive components from dedicated facilities located in Karben, Germany. With advanced technology at the core of what we offer, our motorsport division has been supplying race winning electrification technology for a wide range of global motorsport series, including Formula 1, Formula E, Le Mans and GT racing.

With locations in North America, Europe, China and Japan, CES can offer local engineering and support, providing solutions and solving technical challenges using our world-wide knowledge base.

Founded in 2012, Hyperdrive Innovation designs and builds lithium-ion battery systems for powering off-highway and materials handling vehicles as well as stationary and portable energy storage systems.  Customers include JCB, the world’s largest online grocery retailer, and a multinational power management company. Based in Sunderland, UK, where it employs more than 40 people, Hyperdrive is the first company to secure the supply of Nissan’s LEAF lithium-ion battery technology for our own commercial products and hold key intellectual property which puts them at the forefront of technological advances.

The largest organisation of its type, British Motor Heritage was established in 1975 to support owners and the marketplace by putting genuine components for classic British cars back into manufacture, using original tools wherever possible. With unparalleled knowledge, authentic production information and original drawings and patterns, British Motor Heritage body shells and panels are produced utilising traditional skills matched by the extensive use of modern materials, equipment and processes. 

Continental Engineering Services (CES) was formed in 2006 with the goal of providing a comprehensive range of engineering services to automotive and other customers. As a subsidiary of Continental AG, CES are able to take high volume, cost effective components and complete a range of integration services for niche customers and specialist applications. In addition, CES can also design advanced products where no suitable base product is available, offering customers unique solutions and key competitive advantage, including motorsport.

CES can offer a service portfolio to customers to include development, product supply, integration, high voltage harness creation and consulting, as well as core competencies and specialist engineering in ‘Chassis & Safety Controls’, ‘Interior Electronic Functions’, ‘Driveline & Electrification’. In addition to engineering services, CES are also able to offer manufacturing of automotive components from dedicated facilities located in Karben, Germany. With advanced technology at the core of what we offer, our motorsport division has been supplying race winning electrification technology for a wide range of global motorsport series, including Formula 1, Formula E, Le Mans and GT racing.

With locations in North America, Europe, China and Japan, CES can offer local engineering and support, providing solutions and solving technical challenges using our world-wide knowledge base.

Founded in 2012, Hyperdrive Innovation designs and builds lithium-ion battery systems for powering off-highway and materials handling vehicles as well as stationary and portable energy storage systems.  Customers include JCB, the world’s largest online grocery retailer, and a multinational power management company. Based in Sunderland, UK, where it employs more than 40 people, Hyperdrive is the first company to secure the supply of Nissan’s LEAF lithium-ion battery technology for our own commercial products and hold key intellectual property which puts them at the forefront of technological advances.

The largest organisation of its type, British Motor Heritage was established in 1975 to support owners and the marketplace by putting genuine components for classic British cars back into manufacture, using original tools wherever possible. With unparalleled knowledge, authentic production information and original drawings and patterns, British Motor Heritage body shells and panels are produced utilising traditional skills matched by the extensive use of modern materials, equipment and processes.