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Changan UK and Magnomatics Collaborate for Next Generation Hybrids with IMPACT


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Innovate UK is the new name for the Technology Strategy Board – the UK’s innovation agency. Taking a new idea to market is a challenge. Innovate UK funds, supports and connects innovative businesses through a unique mix of people and programs to accelerate sustainable economic growth.

Changan UK have signed a collaboration agreement with Magnomatic and consortium partners Romax Technology, CMCL and University of Sheffield to develop and evaluate Magnomatics’ MAGSPLIT® for future Changan Vehicles.  The MAGSPLIT is a next generation Dedicated Hybrid Transmission (DHT) that is expected to be one of the most efficient, simple and elegant hybrid powertrains for cars and commercial vehicles. 

The project, codenamed IMPACT (Integrated Magsplit Powertrain with Advanced Control and Testing) has been co-funded by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency.  The total value of the planned project is £2.85M.  The project was launched to encouraging companies to propose innovative ideas to cut vehicle emissions.

Dr. Xiaoyu Zhang, General Manager, Changan UK, said;

“We are pleased that with the involvement of Innovate UK, Changan is able to evaluate this promising UK technology against other world class proposals for hybrid transmissions.  Changan UK’s success in designing and developing our future powertrain products means we are well placed to do so and are further pleased that this project promotes closer collaborative ties between the UK and China.”

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