Niche Vehicle Network

Feasibility Study: Zero Emission Powered Light Vehicles / 2022

Quadricycle EV Systems Study - QuESSt


Watt Electric Vehicle Company (WEVC) have successfully developed a number of novel and patented ZEV technologies in light commercial (N1) and passenger (M1) vehicles. This, whilst targeting specialist volume niche sector vehicles, will make a significant contribution on the road to net zero. The QuESSt project will evaluate and simulate innovatively integrating key emerging battery and powertrain technologies to provide a unified lightweight L7e platform for future ultra-efficient passenger and commercial vehicles. Technical and commercial feasibility will be investigated to support a new start up OEM passenger vehicle and WEVC last mile delivery vehicle extending the brands commercial product portfolio.

Feasibility Study: Zero Emission Powered Light Vehicles / 2022

Electric First Responder Motorcycle (WMC300E+)


Expanding upon work completed through previous NVN projects this feasibility study aims to determine how an electric powertrain might be incorporated into the WMC300FR. The current WMC300FR uses a power assist electric hybrid, combined with the WMC patented duct to reduce CO2 by up to 50%. This feasibility study looks to understand the battery types available to meet the statement of requirements to move this from hybrid into full electric (WMC300E+). Following the completion of the feasibility study the pure electric model will progress through a PoC and then into Production Readiness prior to reaching the market by 2025.

Feasibility Study: Zero Emission Powered Light Vehicles / 2022



The EVOLV Project will develop the most efficient purpose-built, iconic logistics electric L7e-CU vehicle, specialized in Urban Last Mile Delivery, where efficiency is measured by cost per mile per unit volume of goods carried.

Feasibility Study: Zero Emission Powered Light Vehicles / 2022



This project consists of a commercial and manufacturing feasibility study on an innovative low-cost inverter suitable for electric motorcycles and other PLV, dubbed the MotoVerter. Holt Racing has developed a new design methodology for inverters that will allow for lower-cost manufacturing, improved vehicle Integration, increased charging speeds, improved thermal management and reduced weight. The goal of the project is to determine the cost of manufacturing for the MotoVerter and determine the current and future market for such a product, including potential customers, competitors, suppliers and partners.

Feasibility Study: Zero Emission Powered Light Vehicles / 2022



ZEM (Zero Emission Motorcycle) is a project to investigate the feasibility of replacing the conventional ICE drivetrain in a motorcycle with a zero-emission equivalent whilst retaining riding characteristics and desirability close to or better than existing products. This is made more challenging for niche vehicle manufacturers without the sales volumes to warrant development of a fully bespoke driveline. This feasibility study investigates the options and routes using available components in an innovative way and identifying where further R&D must be directed to develop any necessary new driveline technology and componentry to create a fully integrated system.

Feasibility Study: Zero Emission Powered Light Vehicles / 2022

Boped - Increasing Accessibility Through Reduced Vehicle Weight


Boped is a feasibility study for development of a 100km range vehicle weighing under 45kg, to bridge the gap between micromobility and L category, enabling a new demographic of riders. A novel form factor prioritising ease of use, designed to increase access to zero emission transport.

Feasibility Study: Zero Emission Powered Light Vehicles / 2022

Lightweight, safety capable, vehicle controller for low to medium powered motorcycles


Lightweight, safety capable, vehicle controller for low to medium powered motorcycles. Unique to the two wheeled market and with a full compliance for safety and homologation, designed, engineered and manufactured in the UK. This product would be intended for vehicles ranging from 2-40kw power ranges, designed to be compliant to ISO26262/2015 MSIL specifications.

Feasibility Study: Zero Emission Powered Light Vehicles / 2022



The CT-Bug project is focussed on developing a zero emission, low cost, lightweight vehicle capable of moving passengers or cargo in an inner-city environment. The vehicle will form part of a new vehicle hailing solution that will support the move to a regulated 'People and Goods Selectively Hail System'. Penso will apply our unique specialist engineering skills in light weighting, design, and manufacture to ensure the products we develop have the smallest carbon footprint possible. These skills combined with modern materials and technologies will significantly improve our targeted product and sector emissions.

Feasibility Study: Zero Emission Powered Light Vehicles / 2022

Feasibility of a Battery Powered Light Vehicle Fabricated Using Novel, Modular, Joining Technology – Zigy.


UK based engineering SME DEXET Technologies Ltd aims to undertake feasibility for a new, high performance, battery powered L7e PLV vehicle; Zigy. We will leverage our expertise in high performance, Formula 1, design engineering and novel fabrication methods based on modular, easy, assembly of chassis using thermoplastic tubing and easy to fix joints (X-Brace) to develop a technical specification and preliminary design that is lighter, ergonomic, aerodynamic and cost competitive. Lightweighting and aerodynamic design will enable us to target extended range, with innovative, ergonomic design enabling us to create a vehicle that is safe and attractive for drivers.