Oxford YASA Motors, Westfield Sportscars and Potenza Technology form collaboration for electric and hybrid road and racing Cars
03 May 2011
Oxford YASA Motors (earlier post), Westfield Sportscars and Potenza Technology have signed a Risk & Revenue Sharing Agreement (RRSA) that creates a business alliance to support the development and launch of a fully race-prepared electric vehicle, the iRACER and the new Electric GTM sportscar.
YASA Motors and Potenza Technology will provide high-performance integrated battery, traction motor and controller solutions based on the YASA axial-flux motor, Sevcon Gen 4 Size 8 controllers (earlier post) and Potenza’s Battery and Vehicle Control Systems.
The iRACER will feature in the EV Cup, a dedicated electric race series that starts at Silverstone on 6 August this year. The EV Cup has attracted teams such as Drayson Racing who will be running the iRACER throughout the first season of racing.
The eGTM road vehicle is currently being developed by Westfield and Potenza Technology for Potenza Sports Cars Limited, which recently entered into a separate RRSA with DRB-HICOM in Malaysia, to manufacture and distribute the eGTM throughout South East Asia. The recently announced collaboration between Sevcon and YASA Motors to develop the novel ISYS Drive, a compact integrated, direct-drive twin motor and controller unit offering a combined specific torque of 30 N·m/kg and 200 kW (270 bhp) of power will be the exclusive drive-train solution for the eGTM.