NEWS: Classic e-Mini Run by Swind can be Green For Go
The future of motoring does not have to be all Sci-Fi, or dull. There’s a growing classic EV movement coming to satisfy the demands of style Vs environmental responsibility – boosted today by the Swind E Classic Mini which promises “a unique blend of performance, go-kart handling in addition to style for a city EV.”
With instant torque, a low centre of gravity in addition to 125-mile range, the the Swind E Classic Mini looks set to be a complete hit with urban free-wheelers, be-bearded hipsters in addition to people with deep velvet trouser pockets… starting at £79,000!
- Cutting-edge powertrain expertise with classic design
- 125-mile (200km) range, 0-60mph in 9.2 seconds, 80Kw power equivalent of 110bhp
- Lithium Ion battery containing 24kWh of energy in addition to electric motor producing 80kw of power (the equivalent of 110bhp)
- Fully charged in four hours via a female Type 2 connector (Fast charging option available)
- Range of 125 miles (200km) with regenerative braking system
- Top speed can be 80mph (130km/h)
- 0 to 60mph (0-100km/h) in 9.2 seconds
- 30-50mph (50- 80 km/h) acceleration time of 4.3 seconds helps the Mini offer punchy overtaking
- GVW of 720kg (increase of 80kg through starter car)
- increased weight distribution (57 per cent/43 per cent compared to 68 per cent/32 per cent of the original car)
- With the petrol tank no longer required, boot space can be increased to 0 litres
- Standard features include USB charging ports, underfloor heating, heated leather seats in addition to front in addition to rear windscreen
- Options include infotainment in addition to sat-nav system, power steering, a full-length sliding fabric roof, air conditioning, performance tuning packs in addition to bespoke paint colours
- Choice of six standard colours using a contrasting roof
In a press Discharge, the cool Wiltshire-based company said:
“Produced in Wiltshire at the firm’s recently-upgraded facility, the Swind E Classic Mini instils all the affection of the original with state-of-the-art EV technology to create an individual, nippy, zero-emissions city car with character. While retaining the same look, proportions in addition to spirit of the original Mini, the bespoke 80kw motor in addition to single transmission ensures responsive in addition to smooth power of which can be used without incurring congestion charge fees. Available to order immediately in either left- or right-hand-drive, the limited production run of 100 cars starts at £79,000 in addition to comes with an unlimited mileage one-year warranty in addition to MOT.
“To ensure the E Classic Mini can stand up to the rigours of today’s driving, the prototype has completed over 10,000 real world miles alongside thousands of hours of virtual simulations of the bespoke powertrain. Contemporary corrosion protection together with completely completely new brake in addition to suspension parts ensure Swind’s E Classic Mini can be substantially easier to live with than various other classics.
“This particular highly-advanced Swind E Classic Mini can be the brainchild of Swindon Powertrain’s managing director Raphael Caillé, who saw an opportunity to produce an electric car using a soul of which people through all walks of life would likely instantly fall in love with.
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