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Keep Your Classic Mini Going Thanks To Swindon Powertrain

Demand is growing for electrified classic cars and Swindon Powertrain delivers with a new EV setup for the classic Mini


  • Swindon Powertrain supplies to motorsport industry with performance solutions.

  • They also develop and build electric powertrains and the latest is for the original Mini

  • Pricing for the powertrain starts at £2,213.00 (before tax), or about $2,875 US.


Other than keeping a classic car in its absolute original condition, there may be no better way than to keep them “alive” than converting them to electric when major powertrain repairs are in order. Swindon Powertrain has developed an EV solution for the Mini, and it’s not boring.

Available from December 2020, customers will be able to order an impressively compact and relatively lightweight (less than 70 kg) 80kW continuous (120 kW peak) electric motor. This 107-horsepower motor (160 peak) Classic Mini Kit package is comprised of an HPD E Powertrain system that mounts to an original front subframe. It includes brackets specifically designed for the installation.

Swindon Powertrain Electric Mini | Photo: Swindon Powertrain

Also included from Swindon are purpose-designed inner CV joint housings, as part of the standard differential, that allow the standard Mini driveshaft assemblies to fit. Optionally,  a limited-slip differential can be specified.

Other options include a purpose-designed 12-kWh battery pack, which fits under the original bonnet where the internal combustion engine once sat. As well, Swindon can deliver a motor controller, onboard charger and DC-DC converter, speed sensor kit and cooling system pump, and more.

The price for the full Classic Mini Kit starts at £8,850 (+ VAT) or just shy of $11,500 US.

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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