Tadpole Projects have successfully converted the first premium car, C-180, C-Class of Mercedes Benz from ICE to EV. This has been done via a comprehensive ecosystem approach. The main aim of the brand is to make retrofitting the future of mobility.
The revamped EV is the petrol variant of Mercedes C-180. It was manufactured in 2003. After the conversion, the vehicle comes with new-age mobility features. These include geo-fencing, GPS, and remote performance assessment. Performance-wise, the car can achieve a top speed of 90 kmph. It can cover a range of 150 kms on a single charge.
Besides this, the speed and range of the EV can further be pushed to beyond 150 kmph and 250 kms respectively as per the user’s need. As of now, the vehicle supports AC charger but a DC charger will be provided in future. However, it takes 5-6 hours to charge the batteries. The revamped EV comes with a warranty of 3 years on batteries and 2 years on the EV kit.