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Swindon is taking orders for its new “crate” EV powertrain

Swindon Powertrain’s compact HPD 80 kW “crate” motor for EV conversions is now available to order from the company’s web site. The motor is suitable for OEMs, niche vehicle manufacturers, electric car conversion companies and home mechanics. Prices start at £6,400+VAT for the 80 kW motor, transmission and differential. Options for cooling, inverters and limited-slip differential are also available. Deliveries will commence in August 2020.

Swindon says it has refined and improved the HPD’s specification since the product was first announced six months ago. Weighing 49.9 kg including lubricants, the HPD system features a brushless, permanent magnet motor, transmission, open differential and one meter of cabling. The package size is 441 mm x 384 mm x 228 mm.

With multiple installation points and the ability to site the inverter and cooling packs separately, the HPD can fit in a wide range of vehicles. Two inverter options, depending on battery voltage, are available, although 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 Swindon Powertrain’s online calculator.

“It’s now easier than ever for anyone to convert a car, truck or even quad bike to electric,” says MD Raphaël Caillé. “HPD is a new, properly engineered system with a year’s warranty. With deliveries starting in August, now could be the ideal time to start planning a project.”

Source: Swindon Powertrain 

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