Sevcon launches new motor controller

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Sevcon has launched a new motor controller using its new GEN5 technology platform.

The company says that its GEN5 on-road controller is a high-voltage, high-power AC motor designed specifically for high-performance on-road electric and hybrid vehicle applications.

The GEN5 motor controller has also been put together from the beginning with the intention of being quick and easy to install in vehicles.

Sevcon Group product manager Stephen Chilton said, “Our technology is designed from the ground up to ensure maximum functional safety in on-road vehicle applications.”

The new controller has been designed to stand up to harsh environmental conditions, thanks to its lightweight metal housing. Sevcon says that the new GEN5 will be available in early 2016, and is currently undergoing early acceptance testing with 12 OEMs.

The UK-based supplier saw success with the fourth generation of its motor controller, which was chosen by Renault for its Twizy EV.

November 4, 2015

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Dean has been with UKi Media & Events for over a decade, having previously cut his journalistic teeth writing and editing for various automotive and engineering titles. He combines extensive knowledge of all things automotive with a passion for driving, and experience testing countless new vehicles, engines and technologies around the world. As well as his role as editor-in-chief across a range of UKi's media titles, he is also co-chair of the judging panel of the International Engine of the Year Awards.

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