The EEMS Accelerate project brings together a consortium of specialist UK organisations to develop and demonstrate high performance electric cars. This project is innovative both in the consortium structure and the individual technologies it supports. It provides a unique opportunity for a range of SMEs in the sector to engage in extended real world testing of their vehicles in a way usually restricted to larger manufacturing. In addition, it will for the first time facilitate a sharing of more general data across all of the manufacturers in the consortium, providing benchmarking of common performance factors across an emerging market sector. The consortium consists of: Delta Motorsport, Ecotricity, Green Motion, Lightning car, Westfield Sportscars and Ricardo-AEA.
Ricardo-AEA is a world leading energy and climate change consultancy, with operations in the UK, Europe and the US. We provide advisory services to the UK Government and work extensively with the EU and major private sector organisations around the world.
Delta offers engineering consultancy services which range from single component design and development, through to complete concept and finished product programmes. Delta has produced five of the E-4 Coupe, a sleek 4 seat ultra low energy vehicle to challenge users perceptions of electric vehicles.
The world’s first company to offer green electricity direct to the customer, and the first in the UK to include renewable gas in its product range, Ecotricity has always been at the forefront of the green energy sector. With road transport accounting for more than a quarter of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions, involvement in the emerging electric vehicle industry was a natural step for Ecotricity to take.
As Europe’s first fully environmental car and van rental franchised network, Green Motion is committed to offering its customers only vehicles with the latest environmental technologies and lowest CO2 emissions. Green Motion will also be providing fleet management and support services to the project.
The Lightning car Company is proud to be the creator of the Lightning GT, a 100% pure electric supercar.
Westfield Sportscars produce over 400 cars a year for driving enthusiasts the world over. In an age of manufacturing imports Westfield are proud to boast high quality British craftsmanship in every aspect of production, and they build them right here in the heart of the United Kingdom.