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Ex Modec engineering team joins forces with Liberty Electric Cars

Liberty Electric Cars has been able to secure the entire engineering team formerly employed at Modec – the Coventry based electric commercial vehicle manufacturer which entered administration in March of this year.

The 12 highly skilled experts count some 200 years of automotive engineering experience and in particular 70 years of experience in EV technology.

The company's engineering activity has been consolidated into its new Innovation & Customer Support Centre based in Coventry. In addition to Liberty E-Tech, the advanced EV engineering and EV development centre, Liberty Electric Cars has created a support and maintenance facility, called Liberty E-Care to provide a high level of service to its own European EV customers and those of other companies.

This expansion has taken Liberty Electric Cars into a new sector – commercial vehicles – which offers a large potential for EVs, especially since routes tend to be repetitive and daily journeys are often under 100 miles round trip.

Ian Hobday, managing director of Liberty Electric Cars, said: “Liberty Electric Cars has created one of the most highly skilled EV engineering teams in the world. With this tremendous know how in EV technology, Liberty will create the most exciting and high performing electric drivetrains ever seen. We have already been contacted by OEMs to develop new generation EVs for a worldwide market that we expect to grow significantly over the coming years.”

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