Specialist in low carbon vehicle technologies Delta Motorsport has grown its business and is partnering with major names in the motor industry thanks to its innovative technologies.
The Silverstone-based company developed the MiTRE (Micro Turbine Range Extender) with Innovate UK support. This small, lightweight turbine feeds the vehicle’s battery via a generator, slowing power drain and helping electric vehicles match petrol and diesel equivalents for range.
Leading niche sports car manufacturers Morgan and Ariel will feature the MiTRE in follow-on research and development projects from 2017.
Delta technology attracts wide interest
Delta also worked on Jaguar Land Rover’s Evoque E project and is talking to other potential users of its technology, with interest from the defence sector, marine sector and a major Chinese vehicle manufacturer.
Delta is now developing a 35kW device for larger vehicles through the Innovate UK-supported HIPERCAR (high performance carbon reduction sports car) programme. Delta has grown from 8 staff to more than 20 and expects to expand even more.