Power Train

Coupling with Gearbox (actual version)

In the current version of the converted Mini I linked the existing gearbox with the help of a timing belt with the electric motor. An oil-pump was added to supply the gear pinions with transmission oil. I had to remove the clutch for the transmission coupling and thus I can shift gears only in standstill. I normally drive mainly in the 3rd gear since the electric motor has enough torque to accelerate the Mini reasonably form standstill to 80km/h. Only in case I have to drive up steep hills (Switzerland 😉 I switch prior the hill in 2nd gear. The maximum speed in the 3rd gear is 120km/h.

I am currently preparing an update of the solution and intend to remove the gear pinions by a single shaft which forwards the torque from the asynchronous motor directly to the differential in the gearbox housing. See some further information in the sections below.

Downloads

Direct Drive (upcoming version)

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