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Sprint Power is a new British technology company, specialising in the innovation of electric propulsion systems and offering strategic and technical engineering services.

Developing its own suite of proprietary technologies, Sprint Power targets clients across all types of vehicles for land, air and sea, including global automotive manufacturers, local authorities, motorsports, mass transportation providers and defence industries. With a highly experienced, motivated and recognised senior engineering team, the start-up has quickly established a position at the forefront of the UK’s transformation to low carbon vehicle technology, and a cleaner, more efficient future for mobility.

Led by founder and CEO, Richie Frost, Sprint Power combines decades of experience in low carbon technology that enables the team to develop the latest, high-performance electric and hybrid powertrains. In addition, our engineering team also has the expertise to create bespoke battery systems.

Sprint Power’s capabilities include electrical vehicle architecture design and engineering, powertrain integration and simulation, as well as high-voltage systems development, manufacture and management, power electronics and control systems, battery pack design.

Sprint Power is an ISO 9001 certified business with robust procedures and integrated business processes ensures each project is completed on time and on budget.

4th Dimension Technology is a technology development company based in the UK that is focussed on the design and development of data driven technology solutions for the electric vehicle sector. 

As industry experts in the EV market, we have extensive knowledge in smart charging, vehicle-to-grid charging and we understand the importance of effective ongoing management. We provide a full end to end managed service. 

Through working with organisations in both the public and private sector, 4th Dimension Technology has gained extensive experience and is well position to help all organisations plan their EV strategies. 

As the world transitions to EV we strongly believe that wireless charging will become widely available in the not too distant future, and as a result, we’re excited to be part of a consortium that is helping to develop future technology and standards.

Leeds City Council is the second largest local authority in the UK, representing a major city of almost 800,000 people. In March 2019 it voted to declare a ‘climate emergency’ and committed to working towards making Leeds a carbon-neutral city. 

Since then, it has facilitated a citywide conversation on climate change and has approved plans to more than halve its own carbon footprint by 2025. 

In addition to decarbonising its own operations, including through the transformation of its fleet with over 340 EV’s now in use, the council also aims to influence, educate and inspire residents, businesses and central government to follow its lead on sustainability.

One of the top 20 research-led universities in the country, Loughborough University is renowned for the relevance of its work, driven by society’s need for solutions to real-life issues. We are well known for the breadth of our research partnerships with multi-national businesses and we have long-standing collaborative links with many public and private sector organisations.

The University boasts one of the largest engineering schools in the UK. The Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering is a leader in technological research and innovation and plays host to the AMiCc team that is working on system design optimisation and pathways to standardisation.

Transport Technologies is a core research beacon at Loughborough University that has a current portfolio of active research valued in excess of £90 million with approximately 110 academic staff active in research related to advancing and decarbonising global transport.

The Principal Investigator of the Loughborough AMiCc team has recently concluded work with Jaguar Land Rover as part of the £10 million EPSRC Program for Simulation Innovation (PSi). In this 5 year multi-university collaborative programme, the Loughborough team used advanced systems engineering principles and methods to develop tools to reliably and rapidly integrate increased levels of digitally-enabled functionality into a vehicle as a complex system.

The University of Nottingham (UoN) is a leading international institution that teaches 43,000 students annually and is the number one choice among the UK’s top graduate employers. In the Faculty of Engineering, where the AMiCc investigators are based, more than 98 per cent of research is of international quality, with 85 per cent graded as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

This includes Project EV-elocity, which is a vehicle to grid (V2G) demonstrator, the multi-award winning £2.5M Creative Energy Homes project and £6M Project SCENe, which focuses on new ways of providing affordable, environmentally sustainable housing and community energy networks. These projects also explore the feasibility of smart-grid and energy storage technologies to meet the next generation of energy demand.

The investigators in this project are linked to the Transport, Mobility and Cities research group and UoN’s Energy Technologies Research Institute, a leading international centre for multi-disciplinary energy research, with a reputation for excellence across a broad range of technologies including energy storage and electrical grids, with a current energy research grant portfolio in excess of £40M. UoN brings a multi-disciplinary team to Project AMiCc.

WMG is a multi-disciplinary academic department at the University of Warwick, with a broad range of applied engineering, science and technological research and teaching. The University of Warwick is one of the UK’s leading universities, based in the heart of England on the outskirts of Coventry. 

WMG has historically focussed on the automotive and aerospace industries, but it has expanded into a wide variety of industries including construction, defence, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, digital technologies, healthcare, finance and rail.

Amongst other entities, WMG contains the Energy Innovation Centre and WMG centre High Value Manufacturing Catapult, under which a large range of EV-related research takes place. Our team has expertise in wireless inductive charging up to 50 kW modules for heavy duty vehicle applications.