Swindon Powertrain has launched an electric Classic Mini Kit with optional EV upgrades, including 12 kWhr battery pack, motor controller, onboard charger and DC-DC converter.
The stand-alone electric 80kW continuous (120 kW peak) Classic Mini Kit can be used in isolation or in addition to a range of aftermarket Swindon Powertrain EV components such as 12 kWhr battery pack, motor controller, onboard charger and DC-DC converter.
The kit has been created in response to growing customer demand to electrify classic cars and original Minis in particular. It has been designed to ensure that no vehicle modifications are required, the entire kit weighing just over 70 kg dry, and comprises an HPD E Powertrain system mounted to an original classic Mini front subframe featuring brackets specifically designed for this installation. It also includes purpose designed inner CV joint housings that allow the fitment of standard Mini driveshaft assemblies and comes complete a standard differential (optional limited slip differential available).
Swindon Powertrain also offers a range of optional components including a purpose designed 12 kWhr battery pack, which fits under the original bonnet in place of the internal combustion engine, motor controller, onboard charger and DC-DC converter, speed sensor kit and cooling system pump, with orders books for these additional items also open.
“We’ve registered over 500 requests for more information on the HPD E system since it launched, many of which are classic Mini owners who are looking to convert their cars to run on electric power” said Commercial Director Gérry Hughes. “We have tried to make our kits as easy to use as possible, re-engineering and re-designing the package so that it fits perfectly in a classic Mini, and offer our clients the ability to take just the HPD E Powertrain system or purchase extra, optional EV parts.”
Prices for the Classic Mini Kit start at £8,850 + VAT and deliveries commence from December 2020.