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Swindon offers turn-key EV battery packs

Wednesday, 12 October 2022 at 9:45:00 UTC


Al Suttie

Off-the-shelf EV batteries for classics

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Swindon Powertrain now offers readymade classic car EV battery packs.

The company has aimed to make the new battery packs affordable. Swindon Powertrain’s HED is believed to be the first commercially available ‘off the shelf’ battery pack available, developed specifically for such users to buy as a single unit or in low, mid or high volumes.

Available from September, initially in either 30kWh or 60kWh options, HED is an automotive grade lithium-ion unit. Designed and developed according to ECE 100-03, it measures 1000mm long * 420mm wide and either 375 or 615mm tall, depending on battery capacity.

Compact and light (from 190kg) HED comes supplied with Battery Management System and Manual Service Disconnect in an enclosure for thermal management and damage protection. A 12-month warranty is standard.

Swindon Powertrain’s managing director Raphaël Caillé said: ‘Niche manufacturers and conversion specialists told us they couldn’t source new, industry-grade batteries from the big suppliers who aren’t interesting in low-volume supply.

‘This has led to some recycling parts from used EVs, often of unknown provenance. HED means they have a fresh, turnkey battery pack complete with the peace of mind that comes from over 50 years of supplying to the motorsport and automotive markets.’

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