Bladon Jets raises funding for micro gas-turbine hybrid cars

Bladon Jets, a developer of micro gas-turbine engines for cars and power generation, has raised £500,000 in a recent funding round from members of the Oxford Investment Opportunity Network (OION), a European technology-investment network.

The developer is working with car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover on the development of a micro gas-turbine engine to operate in a plug-in hybrid car, the batteries of which will typically provide more than 50 miles of electric range.

A Jaguar C-X75 super car incorporating two Bladon Jets micro gas turbines was recently unveiled to industry acclaim at the Paris Motor Show and Los Angeles Motor Show.

This car had its battery range extended to 900km on a single tank of fuel by using the Bladon Jet micro gas turbines.