One of the stars at this year’s SEMA show is the Ford Mustang Lithium. Built in collaboration between Ford and Webasto, the fully electric muscle car uses an 800-volt battery and a dual electric motor system to generate over 1,000 lb-ft of instant torque. This wasn’t the only electric muscle car conversion on display at the show, however. Xing Mobility is also showcasing a classic 1969 Chevrolet Camaro convertible restomod that swaps its V8 engine with an electric motor developing 320 horsepower.
It’s designed to demonstrate how easy it is to install the company’s new fully-integrated electric conversion kit that includes an advanced modular battery system, high-power AC induction motor, and transmission adapter. According to Xing Mobility, this setup mirrors a traditional crate engine with its plug-and-play deployment and can be used by custom tuning shops, electric conversion garages, professional ‘hot-rodders’, and experienced home car builders.
At the heart of Xing Mobility’s kit is a patented battery system that can be assembled like building blocks to suit different configurations based on the size, shape and power needs of the vehicle. This eliminates the need for builders to source used battery packs and drivetrains from salvaged Teslas.
The battery pack also has cells that are submerged in a non-conductive fluid that enables improved cell temperature stability and improves the lifecycle of the battery to as many as 3,000 charge cycles.
The converted 1969 Camaro being shown at SEMA has an integrated, lightweight 450V electric motor producing 320 horsepower and 17 ft-lb of torque. However, X-ing Mobility offers a range of single, dual and multi-motor options.
“We’re excited about the prospect of helping an increasing number of car builders to electrify their projects,” said Xing Mobility Co-founder and CTO Azizi Tucker. “Our customers know mechanical installations but are often unfamiliar with battery and high voltage systems. 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.”