Northumberland-based automotive clean-tech firm Avid Technology has secured part of a major project with global luxury car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover to develop advanced hybrid electric vehicle systems.
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Avid is working in collaboration with a consortium of six partners, including Jaguar Land Rover, to develop advanced hybrid electric vehicle systems as part of a £20.8 million R&D project supported by the Advanced Propulsion Centre. The project will see Avid develop a number of innovative electronic systems and components for use in future hybrid powertrain systems to improve vehicle system efficiency.
The project follows several new major contract wins for the company which will see Avid develop hybrid and electric vehicle powertrain components for a range of major heavy duty and high performance vehicle manufacturers.
The annual combined mature production value of the new business is in excess of £150 million per year and will drive growth at the company, which specialises in the design of high performance power electronics and motors used in electric and hybrid vehicle powertrain systems, including pumps, fans, traction systems and battery management. Avid’s technology is used by manufacturers of heavy-duty and high-performance electric and hybrid vehicles to deliver highly efficient propulsion and thermal management systems. These manufacturers range from high-performance passenger cars and motorsport, to heavy-duty buses, trucks and off highway machinery.
“We have been developing powertrain technology for electric and hybrid vehicles since 2005 and are now seeing that market take off in a huge way” said Ryan Maughan, Managing Director at Avid Technology. “Avid has a proven track record for supporting programmes from concept to production, which is reflected in these prestigious new contract wins. It’s a game changer for us to be working with Jaguar Land Rover on this project.”