UK-based AVID Technology has begun shipping its EVO electric motors. AVID took over the design, manufacture and distribution of EVO motors from GKN Hybrid Power last year, and has now completely transferred production to its plant in Cramlington, Northumberland.
Since the start of the year, AVID has secured over £50 million in new orders for the motors, with exports to Germany, Poland, Spain, the US and Asia in the pipeline for 2018.
Under the agreement with GKN, AVID is developing the existing EVO technology to create new variants of the motor for a variety of alternative applications.
“After securing the license with GKN in 2017 we invested over £4 million to expand our production and testing facilities,” said AVID Managing Director Ryan Maughan. “This investment has increased our manufacturing capabilities to enable us to meet the rising demand we’re seeing in our primary commercial and passenger vehicle markets.”
Source: AVID Technology