https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/cars/1087644/Mini-classic-electric-car-UK-price-Swind-E
Fully-electric classic Mini goes on sale in the UK - You won’t believe how
much it costs
Feb 15, 2019  Luke John Smith

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Classic Mini electric goes on sale in the UK (Image: PH)

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Prices for the car start at £79,000 (Image: PH)

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The electric car will have 125 miles of range (Image: PH)
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AN ALL electric classic Mini has now gone on sale in the UK and it costs a
lot of money.   

An all-new electric classic Mini has gone on sale in the UK. It has been
developed by electric conversions specialists Swindon Powertrain, and was
revealed at the London Classic Car Show.

Dubbed the Swind E Classic Mini, the car has been given a complete retrofit
to accommodate the new powertrain, battery and charging port.

The original engine, gearbox, and fuel system have been completed stripped
out and replaced. In the place of them are a 110 bhp electric motor, a 24kWh
battery pack and a charging socket.

The extra elements have added 80kg to its weight but it is still a light car
tipping the scales at just 720kg.

It can sprint from 0-60mph in around 9.2 seconds and has a top speed of just
80mph.

The range of the vehicle is rated at 125 miles meaning it is probably better
suited as a city or village car.

Another benefit of the car being electric, as well as its zero-emissions
power is the additional space inside the cabin.

As a result of the removal of the fuel tank its boot space has increased to
200-litres.

In addition to the essential electric powertrain and battery, the cars
suspension and baking system have been updated.

Inside the cabin, it has also been modernised with a range of USB ports,
underfloor heating, heated leather seats and heated from and rear
windscreen. The car can also be specified in a choice of six different
colours.

There is a number of optional extra which include electric front windows,
power steering, air conditioning, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto among
others.

Prices for the car start at a whopping £79,000. This will be due to the
limited, exclusive and desirable nature of the car.

“This is the first time an electrified classic Mini has entered production,”
confirms Swindon Powertrain’s managing director Raphael Caillé.

“There have been one-offs and prototypes before, but Swind is the first
company to launch such a car to the public.

“The classic Mini has such a special place in people’s hearts, not only in
the UK but around the world.

“The packaging of Sir Alec Issigonis’ 1959 design was truly ground-breaking
and now we are making it relevant again.

“Its compact size and good visibility, together with contemporary
performance and handling, makes it a car you’ll want to drive in the city
and put a smile on your face.”
[© express.co.uk]


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