UK-based Dynamo Motor Company has unveiled its growth plans, with plans to hire 275 new employees and increase its conversion capacity to 10,000 vehicles annually by 2026.
It also plans to introduce two new electric models, a wheelchair-accessible vehicle and a van - so far, Dynamo Motor is reportedly best known for converting the Nissan e-NV200 Evalia into an e-taxi. The growth to 10,000 converted vehicles in five years would be huge: last year, Dynamo Motor converted around 170 e-NV200s. According to earlier data, the company had actually planned to sell 500 units in 2019 - however, manufacturing also didn't start until 2019.
Production will continue to be based in the UK, or more specifically, the Coventry plant will be expanded. Dynamo Motor sees the most potential in taxis and vans. "We're on a mission to change the way people get around in the UK, especially in built-up areas like cities where pollution is a problem," says company founder Brendan O'Toole.
Details on the two new models - such as the source vehicle for the conversion - are not known, but in the case of the e-NV200, it's worth noting that Dynamo is not adapting the drivetrain, instead relying on the Nissan's e-drive with its 40 kWh battery. The conversion work is mainly on the bodywork to meet the specifications for a London taxi. It's not known whether Dynamo will do the same for the two new models, or also convert the drivetrain.