Need a cheap (£7,000) viable electric car?
100 mile range and motorway speeds in a family car?
Think it can't be done?
Read on.


Have a look around the car and see the technology in the virtual showcase
See the patent motor, controller and hybrid technology which will make the Mass-EV unique.

See animations of the car design and the engineering.

See the project progress including full details of the mechanics, electronics and software.
See also full details of the controllers and motors of the Toyota Prius
(including exclusive previously unreleased Prius specifications) in the R&D program.


Total profit after 5 years nearly £47 million with an initial investment of £1,110,000.
Mass-EV Project Plan

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News:

18th June 2014: Patent being prepared for New Trinary Logic Design
The Class-D push-pull design of the new controller will now incorporate trinary (3-state) logic. This is the first controller to do this. This means the controller can be very efficient using 3 output BLDC states per phase, but still be safe from shoot through by design.

7th June 2014: Prototype controller design successfully passed.
Today we have a successful test of the class-D push-pull controller circuit. This is a simple controller design which meets the design specifications required for a production controller. Next stage is to refine, build and test the full production controller and move to in vehicle testing.

1st May 2014: High speed datalink for controllers
Over the last month a high speed link to be used in the cars is being developed. This is almost complete and will be designed to work with the 3D display fitted to the cars. In fitting with the philosophy of the project this is using readily available equipement. In this case it is using standard PC networking so this makes it very easy for diagnosis by the average computer user.

16th February 2014: Testing on high power motors
Today testing of the new controller on high power motors has started. This means it is expected an electric vehicle will be on the road within a month.

1st February 2014: Hybrid Controller integration complete
The Software flywheel and Synchronous Torque algorithms are now integrated into the Hybrid controller. The next stage is to revise the electronics to improve the efficiency of the Synchronous Torque algorithm. So the final design of the controller is not far away. After that a high power test bed in a real vehicle, which will be on the streets of Reading UK soon.

28th January 2014: Software flywheel controller done
The implementation of the Software flywheel AC synthesis controller is complete. This means creating a cheap controller is going ahead as planned. Next stage is to create the full AC synthesis/BLDC hybrid controller, which will start tomorrow.

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