Fellten launches as a supplier of electric conversion systems for classic vehicles
Fellten is a combination of Zero EV, based in Bristol, UK, and Jaunt Motors, based in Melbourne, Australia, two of the world’s leading technology companies for transforming conventional petrol and diesel cars into electric vehicles. With operations on three continents, the new company established itself as the industry leader in the production of electrical conversion systems.
The new company, which was officially introduced at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, Nevada, is expanding to meet exponential global demand, establish a facility there, and maintain its market-leading position in terms of quality, safety, reliability, volume and programs for the electrical conversion of the automotive industry.
Fellten, which means “lightning” in Welsh, creates bolt-on systems to turn vintage cars into electric vehicles (EVs). Post-merger, the new company has access to a global supply network that enables automotive repair shops and vehicle restorers in Australia, the United States and Europe to install electrical conversion systems created and developed by Fellten’s first-rate staff.
Fellten’s electrical systems enable cars of all vintages to be “everyday drivers” and not just enthusiast cars, with OEM levels of performance and reliability. Fellten powered vehicles are modernized to increase durability, usability, comfort and performance without abandoning traditional car design.
Starting with Porsche 911s, historic Minis, Land Rover series and Defenders, Fellten has designed systems for a number of classic makes and models, with additional electrification options for other classic makes and models. along the way.
Fellten has created City & Guilds approved training courses in addition to electrical conversion technology. Their team has trained a number of top clients to date including top universities, major Hollywood studios, other film industry specialists, OEM garage technicians and mechanics in Europe and in North America. They are leaders in staff development in working with electric vehicles, system installation and maintenance for wholesale purchases.
Although there are a growing number of electric vehicle conversion companies around the world, Fellten is the only company in the industry to have achieved ISO compliance in quality, environment, health and safety management. safety (ISO 9001, 14001, 45001). Fellten is able to deliver compliant electrical conversion solutions in the UK, North America, Asia Pacific and much of Europe, using systematized methods that enable true industrial scale.
Fellten will be able to establish a global presence and forge new alliances with global automotive partners through the merger of the two Autotech pioneers.
Zero EV Co-Founder and CEO, and now Fellten CEO, Chris Hazell said: “We are thrilled to launch Fellten – it’s the culmination of years of work by two teams working at opposite ends. of the world, coming together with shared ambition to shape the future of electric vehicles.
“Merging our two companies into one Fellten will provide classic vehicle customers with any level of electrification support and provide automotive experts, mechanics and electric vehicle converters with the technology, tools and training needed to be part of global growth. demand for electrification.
Jaunt Motors co-founder and CEO, and now Fellten’s design director, Dave Budge, said: “Every vehicle on the road will need to be electric by 2050 so we can achieve net zero emissions and owners of classic cars will want their vehicle to be electric much sooner. With production facilities on three continents, state-of-the-art technology and development capabilities, Fellten is ready to meet the needs of consumers and the automotive industry.
“With the support of Fellten’s global engineering team, proprietary EV technology and strategic partnerships with leading manufacturers, Fellten provides specialty customers and luxury vehicles with comprehensive electrification support, from design to technological development until delivery.”
Fellten, which made its official SEMA debut, is preparing to open a factory in the US early next year and is also increasing system production and training in the UK and Australia; details will be revealed in the coming months.
The Jaunt Motors and Zero EV teams, all working under the Fellten brand, make up the global team of automotive and electrical engineers, software developers, designers and trainers at Fellten.
Source and photos: BusinessWire
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