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Old 01-11-2018, 07:24 PM   #1
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I was at Advanced Engineering today at the NEC Birmingham and met with Swindon Powertrain , who have made an all electric mini. I took some pics but not loading for me right now.

This is the car and the video on youtube:


Nice conversion and they say they should be available for sale in late 2019.


In the meantime .. I started a new conversion of my own, which is , shall we say the completely different and not electric..
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Grate Graham ! Vid looking good , what are you up to ? Different thread maybe ,
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Grate Graham ! Vid looking good , what are you up to ? Different thread maybe ,
I will probably do a a new build thread, but I cannot get pictures working and doing the build thread takes up time - so we will see. Slow burner project...
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That's ok for you! With what a tool you have sat between your legs , slow burn my arce lol
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Tidy conversion. Underfloor heating?! Brilliant. Any of you professional engineers out there hazard a guess at the rough component cost for a home build version if a kit were created?


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The conversion of that car is pretty simple. The electric motor and , drive and controls / battery pack are all that has been added. Swindon built a transmission tunnel into the car, which houses the batteries. I believe they are all inserted from underneath with car on ramps. The Mini, retains std hubs, brakes cv joints etc, but has regenerative braking from the electric drivetrain . I forgot to ask them what the all up weight was. Range is 100miles on a charge at present and isn't as fast as our conversions, but it's a step in the right direction. Will be interesting to hear the cars cost when they start selling.
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