Magnetic engineering specialist ePropelled has received one of 12 grants intended for the development of green technologies in the United Kingdom.
The fund comes from the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) Advanced Route to Market Demonstrator (ARMD) competition.
ePropelled was one of 12 recipient companies to win a grant out of 50 entrants.
ePropelled’s office in Cardiff, Wales will use this funding to hire skilled engineers that will develop their patent in Electronic Magnetic Gearing (EMG) in the e-mobility space and laborers to manufacture it.
CTO Nabeel Shirazee, said: “This project, called Smart Efficient Electric Machine Systems (SEEMS), aims to dramatically improve the range and efficiency of future electric vehicles.
“Our patented technology, EMG, already extends range of battery or reduces the battery size, reduces material cost, draws less current, therefore extending the life of the battery, motor, and motor controller.”
The outcome of the project will result in an EMG-enabled electric motor working in a Tata Motors Tiago concept vehicle. Cenex-LCV2021 attendees will be able to interact with the demonstrator through a ride and drive program.
Head of competitions and projects from the Advanced Propulsion Centre, Zoe Hall, said: “The Advanced Route to Market Demonstrator (ARMD) competition has been a great success and we’re delighted to support these aspirational projects, which will help contribute to a thriving future in UK industry.
“The whole process, along with the review of so many applications, has proved extremely beneficial in showcasing the continued demand for research and development support in this space.”