Get to know Evie

A restored, refreshed, classic 1957 Ford Fairlane.

She's electric, with plenty of grunt. 

 

The making of Evie


Evie's been on the road for 60 years, but now there's something extra wonderful about her. We want Kiwis to think about electric vehicles in a wonderful new way so we've converted this classic old beauty and given her a new lease on life. Check out Evie's makeover below.
 

What's under the hood?

Evie's powered by a bus strength Siemens electric motor and 218 battery cells.

Evie gets about 120km out of a full charge cruising around town and you won't hear her coming, she's super quiet. 

Wonderful!

 

Check her specs


Age

Evie's a beautiful 1957 Ford Fairlane convertible with plenty of character.

Weight

Evie measures 2.2m wide, 5.5m long and weighs in at 2.2 tonnes.

Batteries

Powered by 218 battery cells giving her a battery capacity of 50kWh, Evie can fast charge in under 2 hours.

Check out the conversion


Watch Evie's conversion from gas guzzling petrol powered classic to a clean driving EV. It's a wonderful transformation!

 

Got questions? We've got answers.

 
Why is Mercury so focused on e.mobility (e.bikes, e.scooters and electric vehicles)?

Our mission is energy freedom and electric transport is a big thing we can get involved in to give energy freedom to Kiwis. Freedom from dependence on foreign oil and fossil fuels has a great environmental advantage as well as running cost benefit.

Why did you 'build' your own electric vehicle?

We decided to build our own electric vehicle to demonstrate what a great example of Energy made Wonderful EVs are.

Why do you believe Electric Vehicles are the future?

We think EVs are the future for Kiwis. If we can remove an internal combustion engine car from the street and replace it with an EV, we think that's a wonderful improvement for the environment.

Myth busting

We're here to bust the myths around EVs and why we think they're wonderful!
 
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