AEV secures major UK Government research contract

Thu, November 5th, 2020

AEV Group has been successful in winning a bid as part of a Government...

AEV, leading expert and manufacturer of electrically insulating resins, varnishes and compounds is excited to announce their success in winning a bid as part of Government assisted scheme from the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC).

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) provides funding support to accelerate the industrialisation of technologies which will help to realise net-zero emission vehicles within the automotive sector.

AEV will be working closely alongside Saietta, specialists in propulsion motors for Electric Vehicles (EVs); and Brandauer, leaders in precision stamping and progression tooling, on this project.

Saietta has engineered a breakthrough in propulsion motors for electric vehicles (EVs). The Axial Flux Traction (AFT) design is unique, patent protected and modular, meaning solutions can be provided from scooters to buses.

The market reaction to AFT has been extremely positive globally across multiple EV product sectors and beyond into marine and wind turbines. To fully capitalise on the commercial opportunity, it’s vitally important that Saietta fast-tracks the AFT technology to mass production.

The APC16 research contract will fast-track the first stage of production process planning, which will in time lead to ramping up production capacity to 150,000 units per annum and trigger the hiring of 250 highly skilled engineers in the first round of recruitment.

Jonathan Kemp, Managing Director at AEV Group said:

“AEV are extremely proud to be part of this successful AP16 bid. Saietta have very exciting technology with their Axial Flux traction (AFT) motor design, and along with the other project partner Brandauer, AEV look forward to fulfilling their part of the project to implement the successful pilot production in the UK. An important further step for UK plc going green!”

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