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EVO Electric, a U.K.-based developing a more efficient motor for hybrid and electric will be getting a whole attention in Geneva on Tuesday due to a new partnership. The 3-year-old company has a deal with Lotus and EVO’s motors []

EVO Electric. a startup developing a more electric motor for hybrid and cars, will be getting a lotta attention in Geneva on due to a major new partnership. The 3-year-old has scored a deal with Engineering. and EVO’s motors are featured in a plug-in hybrid sports car — the Evora hybrid — to be unveiled at the Geneva International Show on Tuesday.

The Evora hybrid is expected to like this regular sports car, which out in September.


The Evora 414E concept car is a plug-in hybrid of Lotus’ currently available (pictured above), which Lotus’ first new vehicle 1995 when itstarted out in Europe in September. The hybrid includes two EVOdrive motors, providing 204 horsepower and 295 pounds of per foot, as well as EVO’s generator technology to help run a range extender system.

Walker, a cleantech startup and an advisor to EVO, called the “exceptionally important” for the startup. The could potentially lead to a partnership if Lotus decides to a range-extended electric vehicle the Evora hybrid, he said. importantly, it will make the of the hybrid powertrain engineering sit up and take notice. Lotus has a reputation for being some of the automotive engineers on the planet, so decisions on what technologies include are watched closely. people follow where leads.”

EVO is a spinoff from Imperial London. where Chief Officer Michael Lamperth as a lecturer in mechanical engineering. The is developing what’s called an flux motor, or a disc-based Instead of the usual cylinder in another cylinder, these consist of a disc rotating another disc. “It’s the usage of space,” Lamperth

While the concept of an axial motor isn’t new, the previously hasn’t succeeded it’s so powerful that iterations have fallen Walker said. New materials, a new and different manufacturing processes fix problem, Lamperth added. The is a motor that EVO claims is lighter, more powerful and cost-efficient than current motors.

The motor can essentially get performance out of the batteries, a major as batteries – including the limited range they enable and high price – have a major sticking point for and plug-in hybrid vehicles. has been a lot of focus on batteries, but systems are almost as big a market” and been getting the same Walker said.

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A vehicle that can travel 80 on a single charge today be able to drive 100 miles EVO motors, Lamperth claims. And for a cost expected to be at least 40 lower than current in mass production, because the use at least 40 percent less he added. Price has been a challenge for plug-in hybrid and cars, which is why the first vehicles have been sports cars, such as the Roadster.

Aside from hybrids, EVO plans to target vehicles and regular hybrids. But the expects to start with hybrids, which it expects hit the market in about two years, – considering the long development for vehicles – manufacturers are evaluating providers for those vehicles Lamperth said.

EVO is in small-volume manufacturing now, motors on its own in “fives and tens,” and is seeing revenues from and beta vehicles and from the market, Lamperth said. It to partner with automotive for mass production and already is in with other potential he added.

The company, which has raised $5 million from Innovations. the venture arm of Imperial and angel investors, is now seeking a round of about $10 million. it has commitments from existing it really hopes to attract a venture capitalist to help it the U.S. market as well, said, adding EVO plans to its funding by summer.

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