LowCAP (Low-cost Auxiliary Power Unit) demonstrator model from Innovate UK co-funded project to be exhibited at LCV2016 by Tata Motors European Technical Centre

Tata Motors European Technical Centre PLC (TMETC) will be exhibiting the LowCAP (low-cost auxiliary power unit) project at LCV2016, a collaborative partnership between TMETC, Ashwoods Electric Motors and the University of Bath and co-funded by Innovate UK and the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).

LowCAP is based on an adaptation of an existing Tata gasoline engine using maximum possible carryover of standard production parts and retaining full process compatibility with existing high-volume engine assembly facilities. The generator and power electronics alone that have been specially developed for this application to run at elevated temperature.

Following the success of the project TMETC is looking to expand the range of APUs (auxiliary power units) available, to include a range of E-drives, maximising common part sharing and intelligent re-use to achieve economies of scale and reduced development costs.

Notice to editors:

Tata Motors European Technical Centre PLC (TMETC), based in Coventry, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Motors Ltd. Created in 2005, as a UK-based centre of excellence for automotive design and engineering, TMETC provides research and development principally for Tata Motors Ltd but also for selected partners in the automotive industry.

The LowCAP project is co-funded by


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