In recent months we have seen some really cool projects to convert vintage cars to electric technology. Combining a 100% electric motor (zero emissions) with the beauty of classic cars.
For these types of projects, engines specially developed for this conversion are often used. The last to arrive is the HPD 80 kW from the British company Swindon Powertrain. This is an engine that costs 7,138 euros + VAT, with 107 horses, transmission and a differential.
Cooling options, an inverter, and even a limited-slip differential are also available. Swindon Powertrain refined its product after moving from design to production. In fact, the electric powertrain is smaller than the one originally proposed with a width of 441mm and a length of 384mm.
The British company also claims that the engine offers the highest power-to-volume ratio of all automotive systems weighing less than 50kg.
The powertrain was developed in cooperation with the electric motor manufacturer iNetic and the engineering company Code.
Swindon Powertrain says that its engine is like a “turnkey” solution, which means that it is ready to be installed directly in your car. The main intended uses for the new engine include sports cars, vintage cars, small commercial vehicles and recreational vehicles.
Swindon Powertrain says the waterproofing options will allow for compact off-road use. As if that wasn’t enough, in addition to working as a self-contained engine, the unit could also be used as an electronic component in a hybrid vehicle’s transmission.
Swindon Powertrain plans to deliver the first batch of electric motors starting in August.
More information: swind.life