All new Jaguar and Land Rover vehicle models will have an electrified option from 2020 and, as part of this strategy, the company has partnered with world class academics at the University of Warwick and Newcastle University, and industrial partners Motor Design Limited, Lyra Electronics, Fuchs Lubricants, C.Brandauer & Co. Limited, Tata Steel and iNetic Ltd. Together they will create an electric drive unit with class-leading efficiency, high power and torque density. The lightweight and compact unit will be supported by a newly developed UK production supply chain and is set to be assembled at their Engine Management Centre in Wolverhampton.
MDL is the Work Package Lead for the e-machine and responsible for:
- The e-machine design
- Developing a system simulation toolchain.
- Timeline: January 2020 — December 2022
- Funding: Advanced Propulsion Centre UK, Innovate UK
- Motor Design Ltd
- Jaguar Land Rover
- Tata Steel
- iNetic Ltd
- Fuchs Lubricants (UK) Plc
- Lyra Electronics Ltd
- C.Brandauer & Co. Limited
- University of Warwick
- Newcastle University.