California-based Zero Labs Automotive has made a name for itself revamping classic cars with a twist. The crazy mechanics behind your favourite blasts from the past have developed a number of resto-mods on bespoke electric architecture, bringing some of the world’s most iconic vehicles into the 21st century.
Having made its name with the electric Bronco, Zero Labs moved on to old Land Rover Series III models. The process of changing these back-to-basics yesteryear classics into boutique electric cars has found a lot of favour with auto lovers and the demand for electrified restomods has fittingly gone through the roof. At the CES this year, Zero Labs has again gone back to the Bronco. However, this time, the marque has drenched one in carbon fibre.
This is a carbon fibre all-electric classic Ford Bronco restoration which has been built from the ground up. The custom 1969 Bronco SUV features a 25 per cent lighter carbon fibre body integrated into a classic electric platform delivering a 600-horsepower, dual-motor propulsion system featuring a 100-kWh battery and 235-plus miles of all-electric range.
Carbon fibre is an exotic material used on a handful of supercars or hypercars and with that same thought process, the ’69 Bronco has been transformed along with an overhauled interior too. The conversions have an independent front and rear suspension and adjustable air ride suspension, wool weave carpeting hand-sewn leather seams, full telematics functions and more.
Zero Labs has joined hands with Autel Energy at CES as its EV charging partner and it is surely one of the coolest cars to check out at the show.
“Zero Labs Automotives scalable classic electric platform paired with Autel Energy’s high-quality EV charging hardware and software is the perfect match to bridge the best of our past with a clean energy future,” said Adam Roe, CEO of Zero Labs Automotive. “We look forward to working with Autel Energy to electrify the future of hundreds of millions of existing vehicles.”