HIGH PERFORMANCE ENERGY SYSTEMS

Hyperdrive Innovation provides system-wide solutions to complex, challenging applications for electric and hybrid electric powertrains, and battery energy storage.

This capability is welcomed by OEMs and energy storage providers at a time when external environmental pressures and advancement of energy storage technologies present both opportunities and challenges.

The full scope of our engineering development resources and production capabilities are retained in-house. This enables us to deliver optimised energy systems that enable our customers to leverage a clear competitive advantage both in terms of cost-of-investment and speed-to-market.

Staying Ahead of the Field

An in-line hybrid system is a disruptive low emission vehicle technology offering the opportunity to downsize the internal combustion engine therefore offering significant emissions and weight reduction without impacting vehicle performance.

Hybrid Motor Assist technologies are being adopted by the mainstream automotive industry and are available to buy but these are not set up for manual transmission. Supported by the Niche Vehicle Network, Hyperdrive Innovation is leading a collaboration with Vocis and Cosworth to provide a pilot system for OEM partner Zenos Cars to validate on their existing E10R model in 2017.

Expert design

Hyperdrive combines industry-leading Li-ion cell chemistry and proven Hyperdrive Battery Management technology in a package for applications where performance and packaging are crucial to success.

Design and development is all undertaken in house with mechanical, electronic and firmware specialists working alongside system integrators from the start of a project. Our engineers also bring insight and expertise from a wide range of sectors and this ensures that solutions are optimised for each application by way of delivering ultra-compact energy storage, smart controls and integration and low cost of ownership.

The market landscape is continually changing and our customers seek to engage only with partners who will challenge them and improve and update their market offer. Our systems provide customers with a true competitive edge, addresses critically important environmental issues, vastly reduces time-to-manufacture and is scalable for rapid volume manufacture.

opening doors to new markets

Supported by the Niche Vehicle Network, Hyperdrive is partnering with Westfield Sportcars to open up new markets for their innovative driverless passenger shuttle. We will deploy our latest Li-ion battery technology on the autonomous vehicle to provide a significant improvement in duty cycle and lifetime cost in comparison with the current lead acid battery solution.

The project will also explore the potential for the integration of Li-ion batteries with graphene supercharger technology to achieve a proof of concept for further range extension/fast charge mechanism for the vehicles to continue in operation and increase utilisation.

“If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old”

Peter F. Drucker

Responsive manufacturing

Design for production is core to what we do. Engaged at the prototyping stage our in-house manufacturing team leads the process to take clients through to series production.

This in-house capability – which is seamlessly linked to our engineering function – will build the first prototypes and will continue to provide value add through pilot production and volume supply.

By adapting a standard technology platform, built on industry leading technologies, and having developed strong relationships with the local supply chain we can be highly responsive to production requirements. With rapidly scalable capabilities we provide a fast track to commercialisation for clients looking for integrated systems for vehicle electrification or battery energy storage.

Keeping the robots moving

We are applying the latest electric automotive technologies to overcome the operational challenges faced by fleets of more dynamic factory and warehouse robots, optimising their performance, availability and running times.

We designed and developed a completely bespoke power supply system incorporating high-energy density battery packs with integrated controls for optimal availability. Now in volume manufacture this system minimises downtime and enables 24/7 operations.