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EV in a Box 2 years 1 week ago #193549

Hi All.

Saw this interesting article in a motoring mag. A 'crate' EV motor has been developed, called a HPD (High Power Density Motor). Aim at the DIY electric clasic community.

Size and weight 441 x 384 x 228 and just 49.9Kg it has a brushless perm magnet motor, transmission and differential and develops 80kW (107bhp).

Expensive! £6400 pus VAT, you must add your own batteries.

Company: Swindon Powertrain.

more details: https://webshop.swindonpowertrain.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=261

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Last edit: Post by talkingcars. Reason: adding more direct web link

EV in a Box 2 years 1 week ago #193553

Thanks for posting that. To be fair £6.4K isn't that bad for an EV package.

Home to black Alfa Romeo 159 3.2 V6 Q4 ,green MGF VVC and red MG Maestro T16.

MG - the friendly marque.

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EV in a Box 2 years 1 week ago #193556

Yes I thought that but have no idea how much batteries would cost. Also excludes the dreaded VAT.

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EV in a Box 2 years 3 days ago #193613

Swindon's crate motors do look quite interesting. Pretty expensive compared to some DIY options - £6400 ex VAT is around what my conversion will cost in total, let alone just the powertrain parts, but it'll be lighter and you'd get some OEM support which is probably a value-add for many folks...

One advantage of that by the looks is compactness. We're lucky that our cars have loads of room where the engine was - if you were converting something old and tiny then it'll probably be pretty great.

Performance is not particularly special - 80kW is quite a lot less than something like a repurposed drivetrain from a Nissan Leaf.

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