EVO Electric Technology Powers New Electric Supercar

Jan 14, 2010, 08:37 ET from EVO Electric

WOKING, England, January 14 /PRNewswire/ -- EVO Electric, a leader in the design, development, production, and sales/licensing of electric drive solutions for the automotive sector, announced today that its advanced Axial Flux motor technology was selected to power the Radical SRZero, an electric supercar unveiled today at Autosport International 2010 in Birmingham, England. The SRZero is powered by two EVO AFM motors, which offer unparalled perfor­mance in terms of power, torque, weight, size, efficiency, reliability and durability. Radical Sportscars, the Peterborough-based sportscar manufacturer, worked with Imperial College London's Racing Green Endurance team to develop this all-electric supercar, and the results are stunning. The Radical SRZero has a top speed of 190 km/h with capability to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds. The supercar will be demonstrated in a number of events, culminating with a 26,000km (16,000 mile) endurance trip from Argentina to Alaska later this year. The Radical SRZero aims to be the world's most focused, fun-to-drive electric vehicle.

EVO technology is also featured at the International Boat Show in London (8-17 of January). EVO was selected to supply motors for the "Fast Electric", an all-electric boat designed by Patterson Boatworks, a specialist builder of luxury and racing boats. The boat is available for purchase from Patterson and Bates Wharf Marine Sales Ltd.

"Motorsports and luxury boating are a great way of demonstrating the capabilities of EVO technology", commented David Latimer, CEO of EVO Electric. "Many technologies are first implemented in motorsports and other niches before migrating to the larger but more cost-sensitive mainstream vehicle market segments. We believe the same will happen with hybrid and electric vehicle technologies including EVO's advanced electric motors and generators, which are also being implemented in other near-term applications such as commercial and military vehicles."

About EVO Electric

EVO Electric Limited (http://www.evo-electric.com) develops and manufactures advanced electric machines, drive systems and other integrated products for a wide range of transportation and mobile power applications. Our core competence is the development, design and integration of high torque electric motors and generators based on Axial Flux technology, an ultra efficient, low weight alternative to conventional radial flux machines. Axial Flux motors and generators are particularly relevant to hybrid and electric vehicle applications, enabling automotive OEMs and systems integrators to cut the cost, weight, size, complexity and power requirements of electric powertrains.

EVO is backed by Imperial Innovations plc (AIM: IVO) which creates, builds and invests in pioneering technologies. Imperial Innovations supports scientist-entrepreneurs in the commercialisation of their ideas and has exclusive access to scientific and technological developments coming out of Imperial College London, one of the world's leading research institutions.

Contacts and links

For more details about this release, please contact EVO Electric, at +44(0)1483-745-010, info@evo-electric.com

For more information on Racing Green Endurance please contact Colin Smith, Press Officer, Imperial College London, at +44(0)20-7594-6712 or cd.smith@imperial.ac.uk.

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