British technology company Swindon Powetrain unveiled the first production electric classic Mini, which will hit the street ađsixty years after Sir Alec Issigonis first presented the iconic Mini to the public.

Swind E Classic Mini combines a fully restored body of the automotive icon with a bespoke electric powertrain, developed by the Swindon Powertrain. It will be produced in a limited run of 100 units with the prices starting at 79.000 UK pounds.

The electric classic Mini features an 80 kW electric motor and single transmission, which allows it to reach 60 mph in 9,2 seconds and top speed of 80 mph (130 km/h)The electricity is stored in Lithium Ion battery with the capacity of 24 kWh, which should be enough for the range of approximately 125 miles (200 km). Another interesting fact: because the electric Mini does not need petrol tank, the boot space is increased to 200 litres.

Feb. 16, 2019 Driving photo: Swindon Powertrain

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