Niche Vehicle Network

Feasibility Study: Range Extension & Improved Efficiency / 2021

Replacing chassis element with Structural battery housing with integrated cooling


Great British Sports Cars Limited in Boughton, Nottinghamshire are undertaking desktop research and preliminary investigation in order to establish the feasibility of applying composite materials to a niche automotive electric vehicle (EV) application within our GBS Zero.

Removing existing steel and aluminum structure from the front chassis, replacing it with a composite structure incorporating battery housing whilst investigating integrated cooling systems. Testing this material characterisation for minimum mass, anticipated to lead to significant weight savings over a conventional chassis and battery housing arrangement which is expected to lead to vehicle range improvements and subsequently lowering of overall manufacturing costs.

Feasibility Study: Range Extension & Improved Efficiency / 2021

Lightweight Electric CALLUM ATV


CALLUM propose to carry out a feasibility study into the creation of a new all-electric ATV, incorporating a number of novel and innovative lightweight and aerodynamic improving technologies to create a product that not only equals but betters the performance attributes of the ICE dominated ATVs on the market.

Feasibility Study: Range Extension & Improved Efficiency / 2021

Vision-Based Vehicle Control for Optimal eHGV Regen Braking on Varied Road Gradients


Hypermile is developing the world's first end-to-end AI-powered ADAS for eHGV to extend range by up to 30%. Current electric trucks only have a range ~300km and can carry ~1/3 of its diesel counterparts. Our innovation aims to address the issues by improving the driving behaviours as there is a 35% energy usage gap between worst and best drivers. This is particularly important for eHGV, frequently accentuated by choices around regenerative braking. Project aims to identify energy efficiency gains, using computer vision, for eHGVs driving on roads with gradients, comparing performance of the system to an average driver.

Feasibility Study: Range Extension & Improved Efficiency / 2021

Land Rover EV Retrofit Stage 1 - Feasibility


PhoenixEV will offer a solution for the conversion of restored Land Rover Defender 110 and 130 vehicles, retaining the original off and on-road ability of the platform. The entirety of the system will be compliant to new vehicle standards and developed to the highest safety standards of the current market. All components will be new and, where possible, UK sourced.

In addition, PhoenixEV will explore new methods of finance facilitating adoption of the product.

The ultimate aim will be to export classic British design, craftsmanship and modern technology to the rest of the world, creating new jobs and industry growth.