Hybrid and EV
CMB.TECH has extensive experience in the design, prototype vehicle builds, development and systems integration of modern hybrid vehicles, successfully applied to a wide range of customer and partner vehicles.
PLUG-IN ELECTRIC HYBRID
Ford’s PHEV Transit uses Geo-fencing and telematics developed with CMB.TECH, managing the range extender for optimal operation of battery charging and zero emissions mode.
Geo-fencing system monitors the vehicle’s location, and it can shut off the internal combustion engine when driving through the city, enabling zero emissions mode.
The Transit Custom PHEV features a high-tech powertrain that combines a 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine that generates power for an array of lithium-ion batteries under the load floor. The setup offers 31 miles (50 kilometers) of range purely on electric power, and the van can go over 310 miles (499 kilometers) in total.
LIGHTWEIGHT ELECTRIC VEHICLE
CMB.TECH partnered with Emerald Automotive to design, develop and build a Lightweight Electric Vehicle (LEV) in 15 months. The LEV incorporates a lightweight aluminium chassis, body and interior with integrated electric drives, diesel range extender and advanced control strategies.
This concept gives a full electric vehicle with a 60 mile range, and with the addition of a range-extender, the prototype matches the kerb weight and gross vehicle weight of a standard short wheelbase Transit
ELECTRIC LONDON TAXI
The technologies and expertise mastered on the LEV programme were subsequently put to good use in the development of the TX electric taxi by CMB.TECH with the London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC). The project also used advanced 3D rendering of CAD surfaces for the styling sign-off in conjunction with Just It Design, negating the need for traditional clay models.