As part of a project to develop a high-frequency capable high voltage dual inverter with a pioneering dual-redundant braking system, Yasa received new grant of over £7M from the Advanced Propulsion Centre. This is part of the ultimate aim to enable significant weight and cost savings whilst increasing regenerative braking potential in battery electric vehicles (BEVs). This project addresses key market demands for ever increasing BEV performance and efficiency, whilst also creating a validated safety case, which does not currently exist. The project will enable the realization of next generation electric-vehicle motor technologies. These complimentary and innovative technologies will together enable a step change in vehicle design and significant performance.
Yasa have partnered with semiconductor specialists Cambridge GaN Devices, and Horiba Mira, and over the next 2 years, Project Re-Gen perfectly embodies world-class UK-based innovation, anchoring production expertise in the UK with a strong immediate route to market and great future expansion opportunities, delivered by a strong consortium with significant growth potential.
Founder and Cto, Dr Tim Woolmer said: “We are delighted once again to be recognized by APC for Yasa’s ongoing commitment to the development of Net-Zero automotive technology. This award will be fundamental to our work in expanding our core expertise to incorporate power electronics and safety systems, enabling new architectures for electric cars of the future. We are thrilled to be working alongside Horiba Mira and Cambridge GAN Devices to bring this exciting development to the market in the coming years”.