AVID team up with Caterpillar in £5.2m project

AVID team up with Caterpillar in £5.2m project

North East automotive cleantech firm AVID Technology has teamed up with global manufacturer Caterpillar in a £5.2m program to develop more efficient vehicle powertrains.

The three year project, which is co-funded Innovate UK, Caterpillar UK Engines Company Ltd, AVID Technology Ltd, Denso Marston and Imperial College London, aims to develop a hybrid powertrain for heavy-duty on and off-highway vehicles.

The system is expected to reduce fuel consumption levels when in operation.

This development reinforces AVID’s rapidly growing position as a world leader in the

electrification of ancillary systems in heavy duty and high performance vehicles, an area which it has pioneered as a cost effective solution to improve drive train efficiency and emissions.

AVID’s managing director, Ryan Maughan, said:  “To secure a program like this with a major name such as Caterpillar is huge for AVID. 

“This has allowed us to push forwards with significant investments in new facilities and personnel to support the growth of the business and will provide a platform for further growth over the coming years.”

 

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