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Batteries “launched” for niche electric vehicle manufacturers, conversion projects

A UK-based company is launching an “off-the-shelf” EV battery pack aimed at conversions and niche vehicle manufacturers.

Swindon Powertrain made a electric tank motor setbut many have pointed out that the battery packs themselves are difficult to source and configure, so the company decided to expand into that area.

Swindon said in a press release that specialist companies mainly rely on used packages salvaged from other vehicles, but their true condition is often not known and they are often overlooked. designed for a specific vehicle type, making repositioning difficult, Swindon said in a press release.

Windows Powertrain HED 30-kwh . battery pack

Windows Powertrain HED 30-kwh . battery pack

The company’s High Energy Density (HED) packages include their own liquid cooling and battery management systems, and are available in 30 kWh (28 kWh usable) and 60 kWh configurations (55 kWh usable).

Each pack measures 39.3 inches long, 16.5 inches wide, and 14.7 inches high or 24.2 inches high, depending on capacity. The 30 kWh version weighs 419 lb, while the 60 kWh version weighs 771 lb.

This is definitely not for the worst DIY projects. UK pricing is £19,500 ($22,437 at current exchange rates) for the 30 kWh version and £32,000 ($36,716) for the 60 kWh version, a spokesperson said. Green car report. A 12-month warranty is included and packages are assembled at Swindon’s own facility, which was once used to build Formula 1 racing engines.

Windows Powertrain HED 30-kwh . battery pack

Windows Powertrain HED 30-kwh . battery pack

A plug-and-play battery pack (no pun intended) will complement many electric barrel motor offerings from companies like Swindon and California’s Electric GT. That company’s engine is designed to drop into the space of the V-8 . engine.

Some companies are also offering complete EV conversions for specific vehicles. Electrogenic has a drop kit for Land Rover Defenderwhile the Mini has started classic Minis conversion to total electrical energy. So there seems to be a ready market for a standalone battery pack that can be easily integrated with different vehicles.


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