SWIND - E Classic Mini Price: from £79,000
Last Updated On: 16/02/2019
The Swind E Classic Mini is a fully restored original Mini, with a specially designed electric drive train and just 100 are planned to be built.
Whilst retaining the original character, the E Classic Mini has had a makeover with a raft of modern features under its skin to ensure it can be used year-round including heated leather seats, front and rear heated screens, underfloor heating and USB charging points. Options include infotainment and sat-nav system, power steering, full-length sliding fabric roof, air conditioning and a range of exterior colours.
The bespoke electric motor, electronics and battery has been developed by Swindon Powertrain and uses cutting-edge lithium-ion cells which produce 80kW of power to deliver a zero emission top speed of 80mph ( and a range of 125 miles. Removal of the petrol tank has increased boot space to 200 litres.
With a brisk acceleration of 0-60mph in just 9.2 secs, 30-50mph in 4.3 secs and regenerative braking, the E Classic Mini can hold its own in city traffic. Its lower centre of gravity, compared to the original (reduced by 44mm), delivers enhanced performance and handling.
A full charge takes just four hours using the widely available female type-2 connector.