Swindon Powertrain announces compact, ready-to-install ‘crate’ EV powertrain
Swindon Powertrain’s compact HPD 80 kW "crate" motor for electric vehicle conversions is now available to order from its website. It is suitable for OEMs, niche vehicle manufacturers, electric car conversion companies, as well as the enthusiast home mechanic. Prices start at £6400+VAT ($7826+VAT) for the 80 kW (107 hp) motor, transmission, and differential with options for cooling, inverters, and limited slip differential also available.
Devised as a response to the lack of compact engineered EV systems available to enthusiasts and smaller OEMs, the company has refined and improved the HPD’s specification since it was first announced six months ago. Weighing only 49.9 kg (110 lb) including lubricants, the HPD system features a brushless, permanent magnet motor, transmission, open differential, and one meter of cabling. The package size is now 441 mm (17 in) x 384 mm (15 in) x 228 mm (9 in), making it the highest power/volume unit for automotive applications on sale, according to the company.
With multiple installation points and now with the ability to site the inverter and cooling packs separately, as well as being waterproof, the HPD is designed to offer more flexibility to fit in a wide range of vehicles. Two inverter options, depending on battery voltage, are available, though customers can also use their own. Dependent on the tire size and top speed requirement, buyers can decide between two no-cost gear ratio options using the company’s free, online calculator.
“It’s now easier than ever for anyone to convert a car, truck, or even quad bike to electric,” said MD Raphaël Caillé. “HPD is a new, properly engineered system with a years’ warranty."
For more information, visit www.swindonpowertrain.com.