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Sevcon to supply Gen 4 controllers to Zhejiang Xinyang for electric vehicles

Electric vehicle controller specialist Sevcon has won a contract to supply drivetrain control technology for a new range of utility and all-terrain vehicles being manufactured in China.

Sevcon is to supply its specialist Gen 4 microprocessor controllers (earlier post) for an new powertrain platform developed by the Zhejiang Xinyang Industry Co. Ltd., an established manufacturer of UTVs, ATVs, Jeeps, Go Karts and amphibious vehicles.

The new electric range of UTVs is being developed for sale in Europe, USA and Southeast Asia and is powered by a 48V, 5kW motor, which will be controlled by a Sevcon Gen4 size 4 motor controller.

The new vehicle, which will have a top speed of 45 km/h (28 mph) and a range of up to 80km (50 miles),was recently launched at the EICMA show in Milan.

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