Electric motor start-up ePropelled to generate employment opportunities in Coventry
ePropelled, a start-up company that is developing new technology to enhance electric vehicle efficiency, plans to create around 30 job opportunities in Coventry. The company already has established bases in India, the US and Cardiff, and has recently relocated to the Venture Centre located in the University of Warwick Science Park, and will eventually move to Herald Court, also situated in the Science Park, to support its expansion.
ePropelled is currently working on a high torque system, named eDTS, which can effectively move a vehicle without drawing high current from the batteries. The company aims to perfect this technology at their new location and use it to cater to the growing electric vehicle market.
Matt Taylor, managing director, said: “One of the biggest roadblocks to widespread adoption of electric vehicles is how cost-effective they are compared to traditional vehicles.
“On a single charge, the range and efficiency of a typical EV is not as high as it could be considering the price of electricity and the distribution of charging points around the country.
“Our eDTS system will change all that. It will give EVs a much higher range from a single charge and will allow for efficient performance at the national speed limit. Currently, driving at 70mph in EVs draws enormous energy from their batteries.
“Moving to the University of Warwick Science Park to further develop the eDTS system made perfect sense. We are right in the middle of the electric vehicle market here, and it will be the ideal base to refine our technology and demonstrate it to OEMs and Tier 1 manufacturers in the area.”
Jane Talbot, centre manager at the Venture Centre, added: “ePropelled is working on some truly incredible tech in the electric vehicle sector, and we are so pleased to have welcomed the team to the Science Park.
“We made it easy for Matt and the team by providing holding space at the Venture Centre for the team to base themselves before their upcoming move to Herald Court.
“We are really excited about what the future holds for ePropelled and the highly skilled jobs it will bring to Coventry.
“The Science Park is a hive for companies that are advancing technology in a range of fields and they can tap into a range of support as well as benefitting from our links to the University of Warwick.”