The aim was to produce a low-cost, lightweight, small-volume, low-CO2, highly efficient auxiliary power unit (APU) for low carbon vehicles to help solve range anxiety issues associated with low carbon electric vehicles. The solution is configured to fit into a lightweight EV passenger vehicle. It is scalable and can be tailored to address lower and higher power requirements from 25kW to 150kW and beyond. The project covered a broad range of disciplines and built on RVT’s basic research and development in Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) and Electronica’s non-rare earth super-generators and novel control strategies. PURE combined these using MIRA’s expertise in co-design and low carbon vehicle integration. Productiv provided industrialisation, supply chain development and the rout to production.
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