Watch Classic Volkswagen’s Become Electric Cars

Red Volkswagen Beetle
Classic Volkswagen's Become Electric Cars

In Southern California, Zelectric Motors will sell you an old Beetle or Microbus with an all-new electric motor inside — as long as you’ve got plenty of money…

Zelectric Motors specializes in rebuilding and zelectrifying the 1958-1967 Volkswagen Beetle, Split-Window VW Microbus, 1960s Karmann Ghia, 1973-74 VW Thing, and early Porsches.

These midcentury cars were made for a different world–one that had what seemed like an endless supply of cheap gasoline and no air pollution. They were never built for today’s pricey unleaded gas and greenhouse warming. But unlike cars today, they were designed with timeless character and endless appeal.

Zelectric Motors offers the best of both worlds, where iconic high style fuses with today’s future-forward technology to provide an exhilarating driving experience.

Zelectric Motors is taking some of the finest European designs in automotive history and outfitting them to go the distance now. We’ll zelectrify your air-cooled classic or find the one you’ve dreamed of driving, and transform it into an awesome 21st-century ride.

Fast. Electric. 50 Years Old…

They Deserve To Be Driven

We believe in keeping these iconic classics on the road, and in maintaining their appearance in as perfect a stock condition as possible, without cutting or welding. With design legacy intact, values continue to rise.

We believe that the act of driving should be fun. And awesome. Plus, we’re all for treating the earth fairly by not adding to the hot mess she’s already dealing with.

When these original German Porsche-designed vehicles are infused with today’s most advanced electric performance package, they offer maximum return on investment. Not just in terms of appreciating value, but most of all, spirits lift with the extraordinary fun of just driving Zelectric.