“Off the shelf” battery pitched for niche EV makers, conversion projects


    A UK-based firm is launching an “off the shelf” EV battery pack geared toward conversions and area of interest car producers.

    Swindon Powertrain has already made an electrical crate motor package, however many have identified how battery packs themselves are tough to supply and configure, so the corporate determined to broaden into that space as effectively.

    Specialist corporations have principally relied on used packs salvaged from different automobiles, however their true situation is usually unknown, and they’re usually designed for a selected car, making repurposing tough, Swindon mentioned in a press launch.

    Swindown Powertrain HED 30-kwh battery pack

    Swindown Powertrain HED 30-kwh battery pack


    The corporate’s Excessive Power Density (HED) packs embody their very own battery-management system and liquid cooling, and can be found in 30-kwh (28 kwh usable) and 60-kwh (55 kwh usable) configurations.

    Every pack measures 39.3 inches lengthy, 16.5 inches extensive, and 14.7 inches tall or 24.2 inches tall, relying on capability. The 30-kwh model weighs 419 kilos, whereas the 60-kwh model weighs 771 kilos.

    This isn’t for the scrappiest of DIY initiatives, for positive. UK pricing is nineteen,500 British kilos ($22,437 at present change charges) for the 30-kwh model and 32,000 British kilos ($36,716) for the 60-kwh model, a spokesperson instructed Inexperienced Automobile Studies. A 12-month guarantee is included, and packs are assembled at Swindon’s personal facility, which was as soon as used to construct Components One race engines.

    Swindown Powertrain HED 30-kwh battery pack

    Swindown Powertrain HED 30-kwh battery pack


    A plug-and-play (no pun meant) battery pack ought to complement the a number of electrical crate motor choices from corporations like Swindon and California’s Electrical GT. That firm’s motor is designed to drop into the area of a V-8 engine.

    Some corporations are additionally providing full EV conversions of particular automobiles. Electrogenic has a drop-in package for the Land Rover Defender, whereas Mini has begun changing traditional Minis to all-electric energy. So there appears to be a prepared marketplace for a standalone battery pack that may simply be built-in with completely different automobiles.


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