UK-Alumotor received £2.85m funding from the UKRI Driving Electric Revolution Challenge fund. A consortium of key industry partners was formed to develop the UK’s electric motor supply chain by leveraging its manufacturing expertise to deliver the next generation of sustainable electric motors.

DER-IC network partner Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) was part of the consortium along with Ricardo, Aspire Engineering, Brandauer, Phoenix Scientific Industries and Global Technologies Racing.

Over the duration of the project, the partners identified and developed preferred manufacturing processes which are suitable for volume production of the patented motor design from a UK supply chain, whilst refining the design to meet the future requirements of their UK and
international stakeholders.

The project supported the UK’s net zero ambitions by developing a more affordable, environmentally sustainable design which displaces the need for scarce material resources, resulting in a greener and more affordable solution to support the mass adoption of electrification.

Training the next generation was also a focus and UK-Alumotor was committed to growing the UK’s PEMD manufacturing capability and training the next generation of skilled engineers and technicians, positioning the country at the forefront of the global electric revolution.