Evolute Drives has won a road transport innovation award for its electric vehicle drive system design which can improve the range of electric vehicles by 10-15%.
The heart of the system is an alternate approach to powershifting (no torque interrupt) achieved by separating the existing functions of a synchroniser.
Evolute Drives has received free membership of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership for the coming year as a result of wining the award.
The award was judged at ecoConnect’s Cleantech Innovate 2014 Showcase, which took place last week.
The event celebrates all that is great about green industry innovation in the UK and included a keynote address from energy and climate change minister Greg Barker.
The winning entrants were selected by an independent expert panel. They presented their innovations to a diverse audience including investors seeking new opportunities in clean technology; corporate buyers seeking green technology solutions and partnerships; media covering the sector and its trends; and dealmakers from law firms and accountancies.
The other showcased companies with a low carbon transport application were:
- Autotrip Ltd
- Dearman Engine Co Ltd
- E-Car Club
- Epicam Ltd
- Revolve Technologies Ltd
- Teva Motors
Andy Eastlake, managing director of the LowCVP, said: “The entries showcased today demonstrate how adept UK engineers and other specialists can be in developing innovative and effective concepts and solutions.
“Many of the ideas challenge conventional thinking, showing potential investors that UK companies have the talent and ingenuity to be leading players in the low carbon transport industries of the future.”