From its HQ in Helsinki, Finland, E-Drive is starting on a run of up to 50 electric-powered MGA conversions. Each one is built to customer specifications, whether convertible, coupé, left-hand drive or right-hand drive.

The conversion uses a 90kW single motor, delivering 240lb ft of torque. Like Jaguar Classic\'s E-type Zero, it does away with the original gearbox, replacing it with a direct drive system. The range is reckoned to be 60-90 miles.

E-Drive has also exhibited an EV Triumph GT6, and will also consider with classics for conversion. Founder Michael M Richardson has tapped into a team of electronics and software specialists to form his team, with the result that on top of the EV technology, the MGAs will also come with dedicated GPS, GSM, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for remote diagnostics, software upgrades and security.

Conversion time is currently estimated at nine months per car.