No approval is required from the buyer of a retrofitted vehicle. The conversion kits themselves are subject to prior approval. The experts of GCK Mobility lead this process as developer and manufacturer.
GCK Mobility works in collaboration with several specialized manufacturers (Iveco, Renault) as well as with its sister companies (GCK Battery, GCK Performance, Solution F) to develop kits for a wide range of models.
A retrofitted vehicle is covered by a warranty on all components of its propulsion chain (all new parts are covered). Each retrofitted vehicle also receives a conversion plate indicating the name of the kit manufacturer, the VIN number of the vehicle, the prototype approval number, and the reason “conversion of the motorization to electric”.
It is important to note that each vehicle type must be approved
The GCK Mobility team has carried out its very first retrofit on a Lancia Delta Integrale from the 1980s. This project, initiated in 2020, allowed us to understand the process necessary to obtain the precious document delivered by the UTAC and to familiarize ourselves with the teams of the test laboratories.
It all started with an approval of the different technological bricks that make up the electric propulsion chain (regulation R.100 for the battery, R.85 for the electric motor).
Then it was the turn of the complete vehicle: compatibility test of the electromagnetic part; validation of the braking system and of our electric vacuum pump; control of steering and of our electric hydraulic pump; etc.
All this has enabled us to acquire the methodology that we are now deploying on other vehicles.
“We are very close to the requirements of a traditional car manufacturer. The approval methodology is the same for both electric and hybrid electric-hydrogen retrofits. The process is identical, but each of the solutions has its own specificities involving the approval of different technological bricks.”
Deputy Managing Director of GCK Mobility