Sevcon set to supply drivetrain controllers for UTVs and ATVs

Sevcon has won a contract to supply drivetrain control technology for a range of utility and all-terrain vehicles being manufactured in China.

Sevcon is to supply its specialist Gen 4 microprocessor controllers for an innovative powertrain platform developed by the Zhejiang Xinyang Industry, an established manufacturer of UTVs (utility task vehicles), ATVs (all-terrain vehicles), Jeeps, Go-karts and amphibious vehicles.

The electric range of UTVs is being developed for sale in Europe, the US and Southeast Asia and is powered by a 48V, 5kW motor, which will be controlled by a Sevcon Gen4 size 4 motor controller.

The vehicle, which will have a top speed of 45kph and a range of up to 80km, attracted considerable interest at its recent launch at the EICMA show in Milan.

The Gen4 motor controller is said to ensure the smooth and effective delivery of energy from the battery to the motor-controlling speed and acceleration.