English auto tech developer AVID and Jaguar Land Rover are working along with four other companies to develop new hybrid powertrains. AVID specializes in components for heavy-duty and high-performance hybrid vehicles, including pumps, motors, fans, traction systems and battery management. The budding company spent £2 million to expand its production and R&D capabilities, and currently has an annual combined mature-production value over £150 million per year.
This £20.8-million R&D project, which is supported by the UK’s Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), will draw on AVID’s expertise to develop new electronic systems and components.
“This project undertaken by Jaguar Land Rover and AVID Technology, along with their consortium partners, will develop cutting-edge hybrid powertrain systems offering the potential to reduce vehicle emissions,” says APC Project Delivery Lead Josh Denne.
Source: North East Connected