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.