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. The Zytek Automotive engineering company employs a workforce of some 150 at its headquarters in Fradley near Birmingham and has particularly well-developed expertise in all areas of automotive technology and vehicle engineering.

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Zytek Automotive takes class win with electric seven-seat taxi

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Zytek won the award for Most Economical & Environmentally Friendly Multi-Purpose electric vehicle with a 7-seat electric Mercedes Vito taxi ( earlier post ) in the first RAC Brighton to London Future Car Challenge. —Zytek Automotive managing director, Neil Heslington, who drove the Vito.

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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 By supplying a number of core high-voltage components as an optimized system, Zytek is also minimizing the time required for vehicle development. —Steve Tremble, Zytek sales and marketing director.

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Zytek Developing New Integrated EV Powertrain; Intended for Volume Production

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Major elements of the new Zytek EV powertrain: inverter and power electronics (top); transmission (middle); and the air-cooled motor (right). UK-based Zytek Automotive is developing a third-generation electric vehicle powertrain. Zytek Automotive managing director Neil Heslington.

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Zytek To Supply Electric Powertrains for Navistar / Modec JV

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Zytek’s integrated E-Drive unit. A range of electric delivery vehicles being developed for the North, Central and South American markets will use a highly integrated 70 kW powertrain from UK specialist Zytek. Zytek’s E-Drive. Click to enlarge.

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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. allowed every aspect of the vehicle to be optimized including Zytek Automotive’s integrated powertrain. Zytek 25 kW powertrain and battery pack.

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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. Zytek will invest a further £3.65million into the centre, which will focus on high efficiency, lightweight electric motors; as well as inverters and energy storage systems. [.].

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Zytek Supplier of Mercedes McLaren KERS System

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Zytek Automotive has been developing the KERS electric motor and power electronics used by the Vodafone McLarnen-Mercedes F1 team in their recent win in the Hungarian Grand Prix ( earlier post )—the first victory for a KERS-equipped car—in close technical partnership with Mercedes-Benz HighPerformanceEngines. Zytek has a heritage in motorsport innovation and is also a leading specialist in hybrid and electric vehicle technologies for road cars.

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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. Zytek’s first experience with a high-performance electric sportscar was in 1997 when it converted a Lotus Elise to electric drive.

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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. Performance of the Zytek electric A-Class is brisk, even though the power output is electronically limited to 40kW to increase battery life. “

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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. The move officially makes the Ginetta-Zytek the first hybrid entry to compete in the American Le Mans Series. Zytek supplied the electric motor; Continental supplied both the Li-ion pack and the power electronics.

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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. The car, manufactured by Zytek Engineering and managed by Corsa Motorsport, is the first racing car to feature an advanced alternative-fuelled hybrid propulsion system.

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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. The pure electric drive vehicle has been designed to fully optimise packaging, weight and performance.

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 ZytekTwo truly British electric car concepts are set to make an appearance in 2012, as hand-built luxury car brand Morgan Motor Company teams up with a consortium of other British brands to produce the Morgan +E programme.

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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. Under the terms of the deal, a range of electric delivery vehicles for the North, Central and South American markets will feature a highly integrated 70kW powertrain from Zytek.

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

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The Morgan Plus E electric sports car features a five-speed manual gearbox and was designed by Morgan with the support of British technology specialists Zytek and Radshape. —Zytek Automotive managing director Neil Heslington.

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UK firm seeks investors for new electric car

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Tags: Electric cars design Zytek electric car fuding Gordon Murray grant partners T.27

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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. It will apply iStream methodology, a manufacturing process developed by Gordon Murray Design, as well as being linked to a lightweight, highly efficient drivetrain from Zytek.

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

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The three major elements of the third-generation Zytek EV powertrain are the inverter and powertrain related electronics (top), the transmission (middle) and the air-cooled motor (right). is being developed by a consortium led by Gordon Murray, with Zytek Automotive Limited.

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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.

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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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Other members of the Evoque_E consortium are Jaguar Land Rover, AVL, GKN Driveline, Tata Steel, Williams Advanced Engineering, Delta Motorsport, Motor Design Ltd and Zytek, supported by Bristol, Cranfield and Newcastle universities.

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

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Bill Gibson Chairman, Zytek Automotive; Lord Drayson , Science and Innovation Minister; and Gordon Murray, Chief Executive and Technical Director, Gordon Murray Design. project are Gordon Murray Design as the lead organization and Zytek Automotive Limited.

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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).

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

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The Concept_e 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.

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. The E-Vito taxi uses a new 70 kW version of Zytek’s proven electric drivetrain and a custom-designed Vocis gearbox built by Graziano.

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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. The eVito Taxi is powered by a 70 kW Zytek electric drive system, driving the front wheels through a custom designed Vocis/Graziano transmission.

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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. "We wanted to see how much fun you [.]. Electric cars Geneva Motor Show Morgan Plus E UK uk government

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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.

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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.

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VIDEO: Driving a Tesla-powered Smart

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Zytek (a UK based company) make the motor and drivetrain for it. The first one was the Zytek design you mentioned, but this is a 2nd "new and improved" design from Tesla, with more power, higher speed and greater range.

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

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The project comprises a combined financial investment worth £19 million (US$30 million) by Advantage West Midlands and the European Regional Development Fund, with further contributions from the project’s industrial partners Ricardo, Jaguar Land Rover, Tata Motors European Technical Centre, MIRA, and Zytek Automotive, who are joined in the research by Warwick Manufacturing Group and Coventry University.

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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. Jaguar Land Rover will lead a £16.3-million (US$25 million) “Evoque_e” collaborative research project to develop new modular hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric vehicle (BEV) technology.

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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Other industry leaders of the Evoque_E consortium were AVL, Delta Motorsport, GKN Driveline, Jaguar Land Rover, Motor Design Ltd, Tata Steel, Williams Advanced Engineering, and Zytek.

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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. More details of the £29-million (US$44.7-million) Low Carbon Vehicle Technology Project (LCVTP) Based in the UK’s West Midlands were revealed at a launch event held at the Heritage Motor Centre in Warwickshire.

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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. By keeping the motor operating in, or close to, this region, the new multi-speed transmission developed by Vocis could increase the range of electric vehicles with very little impact. Click to enlarge.

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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. Following successful trials in the UK, the zero-emission, smart fortwo electric drive is ready for small series production.

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