Mission launches EV powertrain division
November 4, 2010 § Leave a comment
Mission Motors, an electric motorbike-maker based in San Francisco, has launched its electric vehicle technology division, MissionEVT. In an announcement at the SEMA show this week, it confirmed that it is to “design and supply high-performance EV powertrains, including energy storage systems, drive systems and software intelligence, to the OEM (original equipment manufacturer) market. The division will also offer engineering and integration services.”
Mission’s powertrain technology is said to be flexible and suitable for application in a wide range of vehicles, including battery-electric and hybrid. It has been developed in the Mission One PLE superbike (pictured) programme, in which lessons were learnt about control software and battery management, packaging, motor control and modularity.More details at ridemission.com/evt.
Mission Motors is one of a number of electric bike-makers – and superbike racers – whose technology is on the verge of transfer to the automotive sector. More on this to follow…