The British manufacturer Saietta Group has accomplished the development of a new vehicle control unit (VCU), which has been developed in collaboration with HCLTech specifically for three and four wheel light electric vehicles (LEV) in Asia. The addition of the VCU to the existing range of motors, controllers and transmissions by Saietta improves the company’s capability of providing OEM with complete eDrive solutions that can be customized quickly and cheaply for specific applications.
The VCU will be manufactured in India by Saietta VNA, a joint venture between Saietta Group and Padmini VNA and the first units will be delivered as part of complete eDrive solutions to one of the major manufacturers of electric three-and four-wheelers in India. The VCU is highly modular and can be configured to optimize the operation of a complete electric powertrain, managing the operation of the motor, of the controller, of the transmission, of batteries and of the recharge process of batteries, as well as of other manifold critical functions of the vehicle.
Tony Gott, Executive Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer, Saietta Group plc, said: “As with all elements of our leading-edge eDrive solutions, the VCU is designed to be cost-effective for Asia and is highly modular. This allows our engineers to tailor the functionality precisely to a customer’s requirements and thereby deliver a competitive edge”.