Azure Dynamics has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Smiths Electric Vehicles (SEV) to integrate Azure Dynamics powertrain technology in current and next-generation electric vehicles built by SEV.
The first vehicle will be available in May 2005 with production units becoming available later in the year. The next generation vehicle, with significantly higher performance parameters, should be available in 2006.
Several weeks ago, Azure Dynamics was awarded a contract to develop a parallel hybrid Humvee (earlier post). The company also recently shipped the first of a number of series hybrid delivery vans to Purolator (earlier post).
SEV Group Limited is a UK-based manufacturing company that provides a range of electric vehicles, aerial access platforms, and materials handling equipment.