At Piper Electric Vehicles we’re passionate about making beautiful, classic cars of yesteryear which meet the needs of 21st century drivers and contribute to a sustainable future.
Our mission is to re-create, hand-built, electrically powered reincarnations of the most beautiful and characterful cars of the last 50 years.
Our cars will feature the most up-to-date automotive technology, powered by an electric motor but with design features and specifications which maintain the character and personality of the original car.
Our first car is a completely re-engineered, iconic Austin Healey ‘FrogEye’ Sprite.
Some cars have a rich history, some have outstanding design, some have unique character, and some have joyful personality. Very few possess all of those attributes.
And, when you add an electric motor to the mix, you have something really special.
The inspiration for the Piper Sprite comes from a classic car gem of the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, the Austin Healey ‘Frogeye’ Sprite.
Whatever you read about the original Austin Healey, the same words pop up every time – delightful, charming, adorable, lovable, fun!
The Piper Sprite has been designed to be an accurate reproduction of the original concept but entirely re-created, taking the true spirit of the original but repackaged to meet the needs of the contemporary driver, including an all-electric powertrain.
It will be re-engineered, using modern chassis and suspension systems and each one will be hand-built to meet the needs of the owner.
We’ll guarantee to put a smile on your face every time you jump in your Piper Sprite!
Alternatively, if you’re looking to convert an original classic car to an electric car, please visit our sister company Piper Special Vehicles
The Piper Sprite is inspired by and closely resembles the Austin-Healey Sprite, with some changes to the exterior and interior surfaces, along with completely new engineering to transform the vehicle into a modern-day electric car.
Piper Electric Vehicles Limited is not connected in any way to Austin-Healey, the Healey family or SAIC Motor Corporation Limited. We do not imply that the Piper Sprite is the product of Austin-Healey, the Healey family or Saic Motor Corporation Limited.