"Who knew that the future would arrive so neatly wrapped in the past?" – The Verge, Jason Harper

"Next in Tech: Electric-Powered Vintage VW Beetles Take Off."       – The Wall Street Journal


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.

We specialize in rebuilding and zelectrifying the (50s-70s) Volkswagen Beetle, VW Microbus, Karmann Ghia, 1973-74 VW Thing, and early Porsches. Reborn electric. All perfect candidates.

Vintage icons, hand rebuilt to order.

Got one already? Ok. All our work takes place here in southern California. Want one already? Our services include locating the perfect match for you if it's not already parked in your garage. We're well connected, and can often find gems before they're ever publicly listed for sale.

Zelectric Motors is taking some of the finest European designs in automotive history and outfitting them to go the distance into a new life. 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. 

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.

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. 

See what worldwide media has to say about Zelectrics here. 

The car, if it’s more than a household appliance, tells a lot about the owner, and let’s not kid ourselves, it has to have a bit of headturning-capability.

That, however, should not only come from the car being some fancy, expensive luxury item. It has to have a bit from the owner’s personality. Something custom-made, unique, bearing the sign that this car is loved, that it’s the result of imagination and hard work.
— Total Car Magazine