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Gordon Murray T.27 unveiled; Zytek provides more details on 25 kW EV powertrain

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electric vehicle program, Zytek released more details regarding the electric drivetrain developed for use in this lightweight vehicle. The T.27

Zytek wins UK government support for electric cars

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Clean vehicle technology specialist Zytek has scooped a huge £1.35million grant from the UK Government’s Regional Growth Fund to assist with the development of its Electric Powertrain Technologies Centre. Electric cars Green cars Latest news electric powertrains Regional Growth Fund uk government zero emission cars Zytek

Continental takes over full ownership of Zytek Automotive

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With effect from 3 February 2014, international automotive supplier Continental has taken over full ownership of its former joint venture, Zytek Automotive, based in the UK. It previously had a 50% shareholding in Zytek Automotive. Zytek’s customers include well-known vehicle manufacturers in Europe, the USA and Japan. Brief

Zytek lightweight electric powertrain for Yamaha’s MOTIV.e city car concept

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Zytek’s lightweight 25kW powertrain drives the Yamaha MOTIV.e —Steve Tremble, Zytek sales and marketing director. Click to enlarge.

Zytek Automotive takes class win with electric seven-seat taxi

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Zytek Automotive managing director, Neil Heslington, who drove the Vito. Click to enlarge.

Morgan showcases electric sports car with five speed manual transmission at Geneva

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Power is delivered by a new derivative of Zytek’s 70 kW (94 bhp), 300 N·m electric motor, which is already proven with US vehicle manufacturers.

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Zytek awarded £1.35M in UK government funding to develop electric powertrain technologies center of excellence

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UK-based clean vehicle technology specialist Zytek has won a £1.35-million (US$2.2-million) grant from the UK Government’s Regional Growth Fund to support the development of an Electric Powertrain Technologies Center. Zytek will invest a further £3.65 million (US$5.9 million), bringing the total up to £5 million. Brief

Corsa Ginetta-Zytek to Race as Hybrid at Lime Rock

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Corsa Motorsports’ Ginetta-Zytek 09HS prototype will compete for the first time in hybrid configuration this weekend at Lime Rock Park for the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix. Corsa’s Ginetta-Zytek has been officially homologated as a hybrid. Earlier post.). Click to enlarge. This has been a long time coming. Hybrid components.

Zytek Shows Electric A-Class Demonstrator with Uprated 55kW E-Drive; Developed in 10 Weeks

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Zytek has unveiled a fully engineered, electric version of the Mercedes A-Class that it developed in just ten weeks. Click to enlarge. tonnes.

Morgan Motor Company and British technology partners to build a high-performance electric sportscar concept; Zytek drive through a manual gearbox

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A derivative of Zytek’s production 70kW 300N·m E-Drive will be installed in the transmission tunnel with just three additional connections.

Niche British firm to produce electric vehicles in 2012

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This new programme will see the proven Aero Supersport’s aluminium chassis combined with Zytek’s high-power density electric powertrain. [.]. Electric cars electric Low Carbon Vehicle Morgan Zytek

SKF and Ricardo Cooperate in the Development of Future Automotive Energy-Efficient Solutions; SKF Provides Bearings to Ginetta-Zytek Hybrid

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Separately, SKF announced that it has been chosen by Zytek Engineering to supply customized and standard deep groove ball bearings to the electric motor generator unit and the intermediate shaft of the new Ginetta-Zytek GZ09HS racing car. Earlier post.).

Gordon Murray Design announces electric car specifications

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It is powered by a third generation Zytek powertrain with a 25kW motor and a 12kWh lithium-ion battery pack. City Car UK Technology Strategy Board Zytek Zytek Automotive Limited The specification and performance targets of the T.27 City Car from Gordon Murray Design have been revealed. With a range of 80-100 [.]. City Car T.27

British company gets nod for US electric programme

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The huge push state side to embrace green cars may adopt a distinctly British influence when Zytek, a specialist in electric vehicle drivetrains, provides its advanced technology for a new US Government-backed electric commercial vehicle programme.

Electric Morgan revealed in Geneva

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Called the Morgan Plus E, the concept car is based on British company’s lightweight aluminium chassis, revised to incorporate a Zytek-produced 70kW 300Nm electric motor. "We One of the most interesting new electric models at the Geneva Motor Show was an electric sportscar, designed by British manufacturer Morgan.

UK firm seeks investors for new electric car

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UK Government backs electric city car

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project the electric city car will be sustainably manufactured, and is led by a consortium that includes Gordon Murray Design and Zytek Automotive Limited with technical support from Michelin Plc and Continental Corporation, as well as sub-contractors Vocis Driveline Controls, VCA UK, ENAX and MIRA Limited. Known as the T.27

Gordon Murray Announces Specs and Performance Target for Electric T.27 City Car

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is being developed by a consortium led by Gordon Murray, with Zytek Automotive Limited. This is the configuration that will power the T.27

Vocis to demonstrate 2-speed EV transmission at LCV2011

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The new transmission will be demonstrated in a prototype electric minibus developed with powertrain supplier Zytek. Vocis 2-speed transmission.

DSD 3-speed EV transmission with Oxford YASA axial flux motor to be integrated in Range Rover Evoque_e research vehicle

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Compared to a single-speed EV or HEV transmission, DSD’s MSYS 3-speed system provides a 40% weight saving and 10-15% lower energy consumption.

Battery Electric London Taxi Ready for Trials

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A prototype electric version of the Mercedes Vito Taxi designed and built in six months by a consortium of British technology companies—Zytek, Valence Technology, Penso and Mercedes-Benz UK ( earlier post )—is ready for trials. By lowering the centre of gravity, the low mounting point also improves vehicle stability and ride quality.

UK Government Providing Funding for New Electric City Car That Can Be Sustainably Manufactured

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project are Gordon Murray Design as the lead organization and Zytek Automotive Limited. Click to enlarge. million (US$$7.5 The T.27 and T.27

First Green Grand Prix crowns eco-driver champion

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Competitors drove a range of the latest electric, plug-in hybrid and low emission combustion cars supplied by the likes of Peugeot, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Zytek and Delta in a series of challenges to establish the UK’s [.]. The very first Green Grand Prix, organised by the RAC, took place at Silverstone last week (Wednesday 12 October, 2011).

Jaguar Land Rover showcases MHEV, PHEV and BEV Concept_e demonstrators; electric Drive Module

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Earlier post.). The three Concept_e research demonstrators include: Concept_e MHEV. Click to enlarge. Concept_e PHEV. Click to enlarge. Concept_e BEV.

Mercedes Vito All-Electric Taxi Prototype Launches in London

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Eco City Vehicles PLC (ECV), a developer and supplier of eco-friendly commercial vehicles and the London licensed taxi, launched an all-electric prototype of the London-licensed Mercedes Vito taxi, developed by a consortium of companies including ECV’s manufacturing partner Penso, Mercedes Benz UK and Zytek Automotive.

On-road testing of new multi-speed transmission for EVs from Oerlikon Graziano/Vocis begins; potential for increased range or reduced pack size

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The new twin-speed transmission will be demonstrated in a prototype electric minibus developed with powertrain supplier Zytek. The red region shows the most efficient speed range for a traction motor. Click to enlarge. While reducing cost and packaging volume, the compromise is reduced efficiency and performance, according to the partners.

Elektromotive Participating in smart EV Trials in UK

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The smart electric drive has been developed in conjunction with Zytek Group, and is exempt from Vehicle Exercise Duty and London Congestion Charge.

Ricardo to host conference on energy generation and management in low carbon vehicles

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Ricardo will host a conference on the challenges and potential solutions for auxiliary power units (APUs), waste energy recovery, and parasitic loss reduction in electric and other low carbon vehicles. The conference will conclude with a comparison of range extended electric vehicles to other low carbon powertrain architectures. Brief

Jaguar Land Rover to lead $25M Evoque_e collaborative research project to develop new modular HEV, PHEV and BEV technology

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The partners include Zytek Automotive, GKN Driveline, Motor Design Limited, AVL, Drive System Design, Williams Advanced Engineering, Delta Motorsport, Tata Steel, Bristol University, Cranfield University and Newcastle University. Evoque_e is a two-year UK government Technology Strategy Board project. billion (US$4.3

Mercedes launches eco-taxis in London

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Eco City Vehicles PLC has launched an all-electric prototype of the London-licensed Mercedes Vito taxi, which has been developed by a consortium of companies including Zytek Automotive, Penso and Mercedes Benz UK. With zero road emissions, travelling by taxi in the nation’s capital could soon get an environmentally friendly spin.

Oerlikon Graziano Highlights Move Into Electric Drive Transmissions

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Oerlikon Graziano and Vocis had the opportunity to develop the e-Vito transmission via their participation into the consortium funded by Advanced West Midlands and led by Zytek Automotive, aimed at converting an internal combustion (diesel engine) Mercedes Vito van into a full electric taxi demonstrator.

Evolute Drives seeking investors for MSYS multi-speed transmission for hybrids and EVs

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Earlier post.). This requires the motors to run at high speeds. Click to enlarge. —managing director Alex Tylee-Birdsall.

Partners Present Details of 29M Low Carbon Vehicle Technology Project in UK; 15 Separate Workstreams from Battery Cells to Aerodynamics

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The LCVTP involves seven industry and research partners: Jaguar Land Rover, Tata Motors, Zytek, Ricardo, MIRA, WMG (formerly Warwick Manufacturing Group) at the University of Warwick and Coventry University. Like-minded suppliers are also invited to apply to work with them in close collaboration. Drive Motors. Power Electronics.

electric smart ready for production

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All this is made possible by a powerful 30kW electric motor which is built for us by Zytek Automotive. seconds.

VIDEO: Driving a Tesla-powered Smart

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Zytek (a UK based company) make the motor and drivetrain for it. from the Tesla Roadster. 15 days ago AutoblogGreen for 03.31.09 and 49 mpg.