Jaguar Land Rover has celebrated the success of phase one of its first High Volume Electric Machine Supply (HVEMS) research project, a unique collaboration which has resulted in the company’s first electric motor.
The HVEMS is based at the University of Warwick and aims to provide Jaguar Land Rover and partners with the expertise to compete in the rapidly growing hybrid and electric vehicle market.
The project was established to research and create a ‘make-like production’ facility in which consortium members would jointly investigate manufacturing and assembly methods suitable for possible future use.
The consortium was formed by Jaguar Land Rover and some of its suppliers and partners, which included small organisations, large enterprises and academic researchers, working together.
The team is now working on the next phase of the project.
The experience already gained will be used to help drive out expertise and capability in designing and producing electric motors in the business.