Controlled Power Technologies’ (CPT) low voltage hybrid technology has won the ‘Green Product of the Year’ award at the British Engineering Excellence Awards.
The 48V LC Super Hybrid solution is designed to reduce CO2 emissions and can be fitted in various vehicles. The product features a lead-carbon battery and combines electric supercharger as well as motor-generator applications of CPT’s switched-reluctance motor technology.
The European Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium (EALABC) has supported the product development.
“Its low carbon LC Super Hybrid programme is set to bring about a substantial reduction in CO2 emissions for around one-tenth the price premium of a pure battery electric vehicle or high voltage plug-in hybrid,” said Andy Sellars, lead technologist at InnovateUK.
“This cooperation with CPT has been highly successful not just because of the many awards that have been won, but the fact that it has resulted in projects directly involving vehicle OEMs, suggesting that this low cost technology will reach the market place in the very near future,” said Allan Cooper, project coordinator of the EALABC.
Navigant Research forecasts that total global sales for light duty vehicles with 48V electrical subsystems will reach nearly $13.5m by 2023.