Finally, An Electric Crate Motor You Can Drop Into Your Old CarOctober 19, 2019
A classic car can be converted into electric vehicles for a while now. Individuals and some leading automakers have refitted cars and made them more sustainable. Salvaged cars, however, are difficult to deal with and complex cooling systems and controls keep them on their toes. Swindon Powertrain has planned an all in one compact EV crate motor which will come out in 2020.
The motor is called High Power Destiny EV powertrain and this machine is compact as well as powerful. It is the same size as the drivetrain which is used in an EV converted Mini. It measures 23.6 inches in width and 17.3 inches in depth. It is 11. 02 inches in height. This box is barely two feet by one foot. The powertrain weighs only 154 pounds but produces up to 110 horsepower, which is brilliant considering that the motor, single-speed, transmission, and power inverter are complex in old machines.
The drivetrain includes mounting points and the flexibility to be mounted via either axel of the car. The Swindon website hosts a drawing of what this could look like mounted on a van or a classic Mini.
The details of the battery pack are not available yet, but it should be adaptable to work with Leafs or Bolts or Teslas. This will be available after June 2020. The price remains to be announced.
The idea is lucrative and exciting. It will help in keeping once manufactured vehicles on the road. Two packs in one car to increase the power would perhaps not be possible for wheel-drive cars but Swindon does not rule this out. Another idea could be to use the pack sideways.
This news is great for people who collect vintage cars and have to store them. This motor will bring sustainability to a new high by making old cars valuable again, and encouraging car companies to produce a smaller number of cars so that more electrical vehicles can hit the road.