EVM’s progress in the growing EV sector has gained pace with 100% Zero Emission drivelines now available in all of its models, including the new Composite Mobility CM model.
Recent SORT Testing now brings the range tantalisingly close to the 200 mile mark and the product offering now offer’s a very clever solar recovery system to extend the range even further.
What better way to test this than to enter the very first London to Brighton EV Rally? The Rally was originally scheduled for earlier in the summer but had to move due to Covid restrictions.
Starting on the banks of the Thames in London at the national Theatre and finishing on Brighton beach and sponsored by The Big Lemmon and EDF among others, the event was open to a wide and varied range of entrants from home made electric bicycles and cars to Minibus and Bus, with prizes for the lowest energy consumption over the 59 mile route.
EVM treated the journey as a much longer test, starting at their base in Crawley on the Friday and driving into London for the start of the rally, completing the rally circuit to Brighton and returning to Crawley yielding a total of 140 miles. The e-Cityline completed the test comfortably with 38% of Battery remaining and an estimated range remaining of 70 miles.
“We remain extremely excited by the capabilities of our electric driveline” , says Peter Flynn, Sales and Marketing director for EVM, “Our continued investment in testing and advancement in the BMS software is making real world differences to the range of the vehicle”
Peter is referring to the 120+ vehicles across Europe feeding telematics into the system to allow the engineering team maximise the functionality of the drivelines. As demonstrated by Tesla and VW, the software is the key to the future of battery Electric vehicles.
“The rally was a wonderful event in thankfully beautiful sunny weather, but it also provided us with a great starting point to our ongoing customer trials” added Peter, “The demo e-Cityline starts an extended tranche of trials with customers around the country including Transport for Wales, Stagecoach and many Councils and London Borough’s”
A key test for e-Cityline will be its Ultra Low Emission testing schedule at Millbrook proving grounds. This test qualifies it for key Funding rounds in Scotland initially and eventually in the rest of the UK.
David O’Leary, who piloted the e-Cityline for the rally added “Orders for the first production units are in and we are very excited to be able deliver our customers their first big step towards a zero emission future”
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