Electric Race Car Entered In Festival Of Speed Hill Climb

Electric motor manufacturer GKN is entering an electric race car in UK’s renowned Festival of Speed hill climb.

GKN announced June 24 it is making its debut in the hill climb with an electric race car and a stand that offers an engaging introduction into the challenges of automotive engineering.

The TMG EV P002 electric race car, a 2012 winner in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, features two GKN EVO eDrive axial flux motors, which deliver 1200Nm of torque to the rear wheels.

The company said apprentices, graduates and senior excutives from GKN will be on hand at Stand 18 in the Moving Motor Show to talk to people interested in a career in engineering and interactive displays will offer a more hands-on experience for future young engineers.

“We’re very proud to be part of this iconic celebration of innovation in our industry which we hope will help inspire the UK’s next generation of engineers,” said Rob Rickell, chief engineer at GKN Driveline. “GKN, as a global engineering company, is committed to attracting more STEM graduates to support the UK’s thirving aerospace and automotive sectors and we’re delighted to be taking part in this event to help demonstrate the fantastic opportunities on offer for young people.”

GKN said its EVO eDrive Systems’ eMotor used in the TMG P002 was developed in the UK. It is one of several new types of high performance electric motors with size, weight, performance, and efficiency advantages when compared to traditional electric motors. Its short length and high relative output makes axial flux motors suitable for use in more advanced drivetrain systems, where vehicle designers need the smallest, lightest, and most powerful motors possible.