Swindon company gives classic Minis an electric future

By Barrie Hudson - 4 November 2020


Classic Minis can have a new and green lease of life thanks to a Swindon firm's latest innovation.

  • The kit enables owners to turn their classic Minis into electric vehicles

    The kit enables owners to turn their classic Minis into electric vehicles

Swindon Powertrain's Classic Mini Kit gives owners the option to electrify their vehicles.
The firm says the kit was created in direct response to growing customer demand to electrify classic cars - and original Minis in particular.
The kit has been designed to ensure that no vehicle modifications are required, with the entire kit weighing just over 70 kg dry.
Commercial Director Gérry Hughes said: "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 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 order books for these additional items also open.
Prices for the Classic Mini Kit start at £8,850 plus VAT and deliveries are set to begin next month.
Further information can be found at  www.swindonpowertrain.com

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