Swindon Powertrain Offer Electrification Kit for Classic Mini

Swindon Powertrain is now offering a stand-alone electric 80kW continuous (120 kW peak), Classic Mini Kit, which 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.

Classic Mini Electrification Kit - shown in frame
Customers can now order Swindon Powertrain’s electric Classic Mini Kit and explore optional EV upgrades, including 12 kWhr battery pack, motor controller, onboard charger and DC-DC converter.

Suitable for classic car enthusiasts, specialists or EV conversion businesses that want to electrify a classic Mini, order books are now open with prices for the Classic Mini Kit starting at £8,850 + VAT and deliveries commencing from December 2020.

Created in response to growing customer demand to electrify classic cars and original Minis in particular, Swindon Powertrain’s Classic Mini Kit has been designed to ensure that no vehicle modifications are required, the entire kit weighing just over 70 kg dry.

Classic Mini Electrification Kit - gearbox

The Classic Mini Kit package 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 isometric

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.

CAD image of Classic Mini Kit packaging

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. 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.

Swindon Powertrain Commercial Director – Gérry Hughes

Established in 1971 as a high-performance engine specialist, Swindon Powertrain is leading designer and manufacturer of road and race engines and components. Starting with the maintenance of Formula 1 engines in the 70s and early 80s, it rapidly expanded in other branches of motorsport including rallying and touring cars.

Classic Mini that has been electrified getting its recharge

Today, the firm supplies engines to the majority of the British Touring Car grid and has amassed over 80 wins. Since 2010, the firm has diversified into supporting new road car powertrain development including alternative powertrains and electrification with facilities in France and the UK. In 2018 it created the lifestyle Swind division to develop consumer products, launching its hyper electric bicycle the Swind EB-01 and the E-Classic, a fully engineered and electrified Mini. 

Note: Press release courtesy of Swindon Powertrain.