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MissionEVT high-performance electric and hybrid powertrain components – Click above for high-res image gallery

At Mission Motors, it's not just about motorcycles anymore. With the unveiling of a sweet looking lineup of electric and hybrid componentry today at SEMA, the company launches a new high performance powertrain division: MissionEVT. Based on the knowledge and product development acquired from the Mission One program, this new effort will collaborate with manufacturers to develop and build all-electric and hybrid propulsion systems for vehicles of varying size and purpose. In fact, it already is.

In a brief conversation with CEO Jit Bhattacharya, it was revealed that the company has been toiling away at this for a while and is already in cahoots with a couple major OEMs (original equipment manufacturers). While he wasn't at liberty to say which manufacturers specifically, it did seem as if these endeavors could involve test fleets numbering in the hundreds, at least initially.

So, if you're an automaker that forsees the need to diversify your line-up with electron-powered products, what can MissionEVT offer you? Well, it can develop high performance motor, controller and energy storage systems that, because of their modularity, can be implemented into a range of vehicle types. Perhaps most importantly, they have the software to tie it all together and make it function properly. They also claim to have lithium-based battery systems that are as energy and power dense as anything currently available.

Go ahead and check out all their shiny stuff in the gallery below. If you seek reassurance as to the quality of MissionEVT's work, hit the jump for a recent video of venerable motorcycle journalist Alan Cathcart spending some quality time with Mission' Motors' original raison d'être, the Mission One PLE. Yes, he thought it was awesome.



[Source: Mission Motors]



PRESS RELEASE


Mission Motors Brings High-Performance EV Technology to OEM Market

Launches MissionEVT Division at SEMA 2010

Las Vegas, Nevada, November 2, 2010 – Today at the 2010 Specialty Equipment Marketing Association Show (SEMA), Mission Motors, a San Francisco based company best known for high-performance electric motorcycles, unveiled Mission Electric Vehicle Technology (MissionEVT), the company's high-performance EV Powertrain Division.

MissionEVT will design and supply high performance EV powertrains, including energy storage systems, drive systems and software intelligence, to the OEM market. The division will also offer engineering and integration services.

"Mission Motors has made tremendous strides in innovating electric powertrain technology," said Jit Bhattacharya, Mission Motors' CEO. "With MissionEVT, our company will be able to expand into new markets, bringing the advances we have made in EV technology to multiple vehicle platforms and manufacturers. This creates a tremendous high-volume opportunity for Mission's powertrain technology, while solving a critical need for vehicle manufacturers trying to keep pace with the rapid electrification of vehicles."

MissionEVT is the result of Mission Motors' work to develop its high-performance electric motorcycle, the Mission One PLE superbike. Because existing technology could not meet the speed, range, packaging and dynamic requirements of a truly high-performance electric motorcycle, the company developed new technologies in battery systems, motor control, and vehicle software management. These innovations made significant improvements to the weight, size, and modularity of these core electric vehicle components.

"Modularity is key to the MissionEVT solution," says Bhattacharya. "It gives us the flexibility to improve the performance of a wide range of vehicle applications. MissionEVT can configure our powertrain technology to work for applications ranging from powersports to automotive, and from battery electric to gasoline hybrid."

Over the past year, Mission Motors has launched multiple partnerships to integrate its advanced powertrain technology into a variety of vehicles. The launch of MissionEVT represents a formal offering of Mission's technologies and engineering services to major vehicle manufacturers.

Learn more about Mission Motors at http://RideMission.com. Learn more about MissionEVT at http://www.MissionEVT.com.


About Mission Motors

Mission Motors is an electric vehicle company creating the most advanced production electric motorcycle in the world while developing leading EV powertrain technology through its MissionEVT division. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, the company's elite team of engineers draws from expertise in the powersports, automotive, robotics, battery and software industries to develop technologies that maximize the potential of the electric drivetrain. The concept is simple: Redefine the world of electric vehicle performance
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      • 4 Years Ago
      Before ordering one of their product, i would like to get their software to calculate how it will cost to convert my dodge neon to a battery + electric generator + electric motors hybrid variant done by the owners with website new green car experience and what will be the added speed, discharge ratio, range, power, circuit layout choice, etc. That way many hours of fun on the computer designing green cars. I won't buy any products from any compagnies if they don't fournish for free marketing and engineering tools with sophisticated adapted concerning computer programms. With modern programms it's easy to build from scrachs any car design and observe, control and predict the entire performance and mpg. Ford, gm, honda, porsche, ferrari, aston martin, caterpillar, toyota don't give any programms to their customer because they are anti carguys.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Did you ever realized that car publicity is paid by car manufacturers ???????

        So why not go modern and include and furnish all the modern available existing el-cheapo amenuities that drivers want to build, tune, cherish, monitor, adapt their car and associated stuffs that we paid for ??
        • 4 Years Ago
        @gorr
        ...so which car companies are car guys? you do realize the companies you listed are in the business of making and selling cars - not providing you with free analytic/predictive software so you can build your own car...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ha.. you know, electric stuff is still too expensive right now, Mission Motors?

      Give it 10 years, *then* release your carbon fiber addon crap
      • 4 Years Ago
      My dad's friend and ex boss had his own British superbike and Isle of man race team, I should persuade him to start an electric bike team, the guys a multi millionaire
      • 4 Years Ago
      *drools* :-D

      I just want to know some specs and prices!

      A pair of those bike motors should be good to run a car.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Couldn't find any prices on their site, but they have motors between 10 and 150 kW power range. That's 13.4 to 201 hp. The Leaf has an 80 kW motor, so one 150 kW should be good.
      • 4 Years Ago
      nice looking stuff.
      absent specs and pricing, it's unknown if this is good or bad.
      if it's just yet another above 10k$ motor then it's useless
        • 4 Years Ago
        why do you think sofware so important? what critical role does it play that is difficult?
        are you pondering a new vehicle type since you are interested? or still the tilter
        • 4 Years Ago
        Agreed. What isn't shown is perhaps the most important: I'd like very much to hear more about their vehicle management software. I could have a custom motor made in 30 days, but the software development is invariably the critical path in these types of vehicles.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It only wants to deal with DTM/OEM so I don't think any of us will get a price out of them.
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