Bedeo Convert Your Van To Electric Speedeo

Installers don’t have to buy a new electric van, they can quickly convert their old one to a hybrid electric using in-wheel motor technology from Bedeo.

The in-wheel motor technology (IWM) fits to existing diesel or petrol vans to make them both electric and/or diesel at the touch of a button.

Bedeo is an electric vehicle supplier and manufacturer based in Farnham. The new ‘RE-100 Range Extender’ is part of its ‘Reborn Electric’ range, enables organisations to retain vehicles for longer while still transitioning to an electric future.


Last miles

A vehicle fitted with a RE-100 Range Extender is electric first, with 117km of electric range, making it ideal for the last few miles of a journey. Its existing diesel mode can be used when needed for longer trips, switching to electric when entering a low-emission zone and densely populated areas to eliminate emissions.


How it works

At the heart of RE-100 are two in-wheel motors fitted to the rear axle of the vehicle. The motors are more compact, lighter, efficient and easier to install than an equivalent e-axle and powered by a 37kWh battery. No suspension modifications are required to the front or rear, which means there is no loss of ground clearance and no loss of load space or height. 


Cost and sustainability

Bedeo works for businesses such as Ocado, DHL and TNT. Founder Osman Boyner claims that with the concept of Reborn Electric he is providing a new business model for an industry caught between the twin goals of cost and sustainability.  He says: “Electric vans today don’t meet the needs of the market and even Euro VI diesel vans are still responsible for a disproportionate amount of carbon emissions. With the RE-100 we have created a new category of hybrid that not only meets the needs of the market but also accelerates transport decarbonisation.”



The RE-100 is a hybrid in as much as it can have two modes of power – electric and diesel – but with the Bedo technology the vehicle cannot be operated as diesel within controlled low emissions zones, unless in an emergency. Outside of controlled zones the driver is in control and can determine when to stay in electric for a more pleasant driving experience or switch to diesel for longer distances


Picture: Bedeo has launched retrofit tech that makes a diesel van  electric at the press of a button.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
10th November 2023


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