Why the Owner of a Classic 1948 Volkswagen Beetle Converted It Into an EV

Major (Retd) Manjit Rajain donated his classic car to be converted into an EV, where a 15 KW electric motor and 120 Ah lithium-ion battery were added. But 90 per cent of the 1948 Volkswagen Beetle remains untouched.

Three years ago, when the Delhi-NCR region was in the midst of another intense smog, Major (Retd) Manjit Rajain was deeply concerned about his granddaughter, who was living there. As the chairman of Tenon Group, a leading integrated facility management, security services and remote monitoring solutions provider based out of Gurugram, Manjit realised he needed to do his part to ensure his granddaughter grows up in a healthier environment.