High-power density ‘crate’ EV powertrain emerges from race tech

For some time, motorsport has provided a legitimate arena to develop and demonstrate automotive technologies. It has also provided a pool of responsive, resourceful and talented engineers to solve problems, bring new ideas or simply build high quality parts in low volumes. Better known for its race engines, Swindon Powertrain has been gradually building up a portfolio of OE clients and developed an electrified classic Mini. To learn more, we spoke to MD Raphaël Caillé about this and its newest project, the first high-power density ‘crate’ EV powertrain.