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‘Plug and play’ compact EV-specific transmission

Posted on 15 Jan 2021 and read 601 times
‘Plug and play’ compact EV-specific transmissionFollowing the recent release of its HPD E ‘crate motors’ and associated kit to electrify the classic Mini, Swindon Powertrain is now extending its electrification range with its standalone E-Transmission for electric vehicles (EVs).

In response to rising demand for proven OE specification componentry both from low-volume OEMs and home enthusiasts alike, the single-speed gearbox is, contrary to many solutions on the market today, a ‘plug-and-play’ and affordable solution for a transmission to work with existing electric motors.

With two ratio options, and multiple mounting points for ease of installation, the E-Transmission is suitable for a range of vehicles from kit and classic cars through to light commercial vehicles.

Swindon Powertrain says its E-Transmission, which is designed and manufactured in the UK, is a simple no-nonsense solution for a wide spectrum of low volume and one-off consumers, as it incorporates a flanged e-motor adapter plate that facilitates the mounting of a wide range of electric motors — not just Swindon Powertrain’s own.

Moreover, mindful that reducing the mass of the gearbox improves the range and performance of the vehicle, the company has sought to make the E-Transmission light (just 17.9kg) and compact (250 x 384 x 228mm).

Gérry Hughes, Swindon Powertrain’s commercial director, said: “Adding the E-Transmission to our expanding range of electrification products designed and manufactured by ourselves provides our customers with the ultimate flexibility when it comes to converting or building their EV. They can buy an entire system or select just the parts they need.”

Established in 1971 as a high-performance engine specialist, Swindon Powertrain is leading designer and manufacturer of road and race engines and components that started with the maintenance of Formula One engines in the 1970s and early 1980s.

The company rapidly expanded in other branches of motor-sport, including rallying and touring cars, and today it supplies engines to the majority of the British Touring Car grid and has amassed over 80 wins.

Since 2010, Swindon Powertrain has diversified into supporting new road car powertrain development, including alternative powertrains and electrification. The company has facilities in France and the UK.