Niche Vehicle Network

Late Stage R&D / 2021

Moke Low Cost Lightweight Sustainable Body

ARC V LTD

MOKE International is a UK Company that has been manufacturing virtually the same vehicle for over 60 years - that is about to change!

MOKE, with its partners, will develop a new MOKE vehicle utilising the world's most cutting edge materials used in the niche vehicle segment to create a class leading sustainable, safe and light weight monocoque used across new Electric M1 and L7 variants.

This exciting program is the continuation of a whole vehicle redesign that will deliver a next generation MOKE capable of being the foundation on which the companies continuing journey can be built.

Late Stage R&D / 2021

RIFT64

RIFT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED

RIFT64 is a 64-120kW traction motor development that expands on our existing 10-30kW motor development to bring to market a high-powered, ultra-efficient e-motor with the advantages of significant weight reduction; lower cost; and energy efficiencies that result in many benefits.

The consortium of RIFT Technology, Westfield and SDE brings together innovation, production expertise, customer knowledge and route to market leading to a strong project that proves the concept of the RIFT64 e-motor as suitable for on-road EV’s.

This project represents an organisational pivot for RIFT to focus on on-road vehicles for the first time in company history.

Late Stage R&D / 2021

Boscoot Late Stage R&D

CHESTER32 LTD

Building on work completed with Collins Ltd and Pure Electric for the highly successful NVN Proof of Concept, Chester32 has constructed a diverse consortium and Late Stage R&D programme to deliver the UK’s first premium electric scooter product.

Boscoot is an ambitious project developing a premium zero-emission urban transport solution. The addition of Airborne and Beeline to the project brings specific expertise essential for the progression to pre-production design and manufacturing analysis.

The project outcome will be development of innovative technical advancements which improve the safety, performance and resultant desirability of the e-scooter form factor.

Production Readiness / 2020

The QXS-E1 Motor – a Compact, Rugged 35kW Motor for Electric Motorcycles

EDGE MOBILITY LTD

The QXS-E1 motor is a compact, rugged 35 kW electric motor being developed by Edge Mobility. Designed to fit tight packaging volumes with its novel integrated liquid cooling system, it is an ideal solution for manufacturers of both electric motorcycle and other small vehicles.

In collaboration with Brace Technology and Xi Engineering, the goal of this Niche Vehicle Network R&D project is to prepare the QXS-E1 motor for production by taking it through a series of virtual simulations and physical tests before integrating it into an electric motorcycle and scooter for in-vehicle demonstrations.

Production Readiness / 2020

Clipper Cab Electric Taxi Production Readiness

ENGINES FOR GOOD LTD.

Clipper Automotive and partners aim to make significant improvements to the air quality in our towns and cities by converting diesel taxis to be 100% electric. Taxis are the biggest single polluting vehicle type in UK cities.

We have designed a system to retrofit London taxis with fully electric drive-train and have built a working prototype. The project will now build a production ready version of a zero-emissions retrofitted London black cab, bring this to market, carrying out real-world tests. We will also complete a full application to TfL for regulatory approval to operate these as licensed cabs in London.

Production Readiness / 2020

Project Revolution - Production Intent Prototype

V.O VEHICLES LTD

VO is a lightweight EPAC city solar powered taxi for 2 people and cargo with removable battery.

VO embodies the best attributes of car and cycle travel. Legally permitted to use cycle lanes, VO travels at a capped speed of 15.5mph, effectively faster than a car’s average 11.3mph through cities using solar, human power and innovative energy storage system.

VO’s zero-emission, ultra lightweight, 60kg design enables solar power to be reliable and sufficiently powerful for urban travel.

VO will be the vanguard for solar powered transport, paving the way for heavier solar vehicles as solar cell efficiency continues to advance.

Production Readiness / 2020

Improving the range of EV taxis using energy efficient tyres

ENSO TYRES LTD

Electric taxis have very specific challenges: increased utilisation rates, heavier weight and higher torque. This can be solved in part by more energy-efficient tyres, which have a lower rolling resistance and extend pure EV range, delaying the need to depend on fossil-fuel range extenders.

In this project ENSO, LEVC and ZETI will engineer/demonstrate/test/validate the GEN1-TX tyre for LEVC’s TX electric taxis. We intend to deliver an increased EV range of ≥10% using our tyre. This innovation combines proprietary compounds and lightweight tyre construction that’s not commercialised in this sector, a niche market underserved by leading tyre companies.

Production Readiness / 2020

iEV Motor Family - PCB Hairpin Winding

INETIC LIMITED

iNetic have designed and developed and are now ready to productionise a range traction motors for a wide range of electric vehicle applications.

The motors were designed from the start with a very clear cost down journey consisting of 3 distinct steps, 1 & 2 are complete, this application is for step 3. With each step cost is removed from the BOM and the motor becomes more attractive to volume customers.

Prototype iNetic iEV motors are used in a wide variety of EVs on land and sea, including PR19-1014 11 Ton E-Axle and PR19-1004 HPD EDU.

Proof of Concept / 2020

Moke Lightweight Sustainable Body

ARC V LTD

MOKE International is a UK Company that has been manufacturing virtually the same vehicle for over 60 years - that is about to change!

MOKE, with its partners, will develop a new MOKE vehicle utilising the world's most cutting edge materials used in the niche vehicle segment to create a class leading sustainable, safe and light weight monocoque used across new Electric and ICE (Euro6) powertrain options

This exciting program is part of a whole vehicle redesign that will deliver a next generation MOKE capable of being the foundation on which the companies continuing journey can be built.

Proof of Concept / 2020

BoScoot E Scooter Proof of Concept Prototype Development

CHESTER32 LTD

Following a successful NVN-funded Feasibility Study, the innovative BoScoot personal mobility product is progressing to Proof of Concept.

The aim is to deploy the best of UK design and engineering innovation to deliver a combination of mule and prototype E-Scooters which significantly raise the bar for low emission micro-mobility hardware.

Based on route-to-market understanding developed through the Feasibility Study, BoScoot Proof of Concept will prove out the technical and commercial concepts for a new generation of desirable, high-quality BoScoot micro-mobility products. The BoScoot is positioned to move sector emphasis away from ultra-low cost, low quality design and manufacture.