British Technology company Swind has take the classic Mini and turned it in to the Swind E Classic Mini, with electric powertrain and a £79,000 price tag.
Now, a British technology company, Swind, has decided to produce a Classic Mini complete with electric drivetrain. Although it will cost more than David Brown’s Mini – a whopping £79,000.
Swind has given the Classic Mini an electric motor good for 110bhp – enough to hit 60mph in 9.2 seconds – and a 24kWh lithium-ion battery pack good for a range of around 125 miles.
Swind say the conversion only adds 80kg to the weight of the Mini and, because you don’t need a petrol tank, boot space goes up from a shoe box to a small parcel.
You also get stuff like USBs, underfloor heating, heated leather seats and front and rear windscreens, and you can spend more on stuff like Infotainment and Sat Nav, Air Con, special paint and more.
Swind is owner by Swindon Powertrain, a firm which supplies engines for majority of the British Touring Car grid and has now diversified in to electric powertrains. Their MD, Raphael Caillé, said
This is the first time an electrified classic Mini has entered production
There have been one-offs and prototypes before, but Swind is the first company to launch such a car to the public.
The packaging of Sir Alec Issigonis’ 1959 design was truly ground-breaking and now we are making it relevant again. Its compact size and good visibility, together with contemporary performance and handling, makes it a car you’ll want to drive in the city and put a smile on your face.
If you think an electric Classic Mini is for you, dig deep and contact Swind – they’re only making 100.