Mission Motors Unveils Mission EVT

SEMA Highlights

On Tuesday at the 2010 Specialty Equipment Marketing Association Show (SEMA), Mission Motors, a San Francisco-based company best known for high-performance electric motorcycles, unveiled Mission Electric Vehicle Technology (MissionEVT), the company’s high-performance EV Powertrain Division.

MissionEVT will design and supply high performance EV powertrains, including energy storage systems, drive systems and software intelligence, to the OEM market. The division will also offer engineering and integration services.

Jit Bhattacharya (Mission Motors’ CEO) says: “Mission Motors has made tremendous strides in innovating electric powertrain technology. With MissionEVT, our company will be able to expand into new markets, bringing the advances we have made in EV technology to multiple vehicle platforms and manufacturers.”

“This creates a tremendous high-volume opportunity for Mission’s powertrain technology, while solving a critical need for vehicle manufacturers trying to keep pace with the rapid electrification of vehicles.”

Since returning from the TTXGP, Mission Motors’ engineering team has been working hard to improve the Mission One, resulting in this performance milestone. Its top speed puts the Mission One into a category all alone: the world’s fastest street-legal pure-electric motorcycle, and adds to the list of firsts that the young company has already achieved.

MissionEVT is the result of Mission Motors’ work to develop its high-performance electric motorcycle, the Mission One PLE superbike.

Because existing technology could not meet the speed, range, packaging and dynamic requirements of a truly high-performance electric motorcycle, the company developed new technologies in battery systems, motor control, and vehicle software management.

These innovations made significant improvements to the weight, size, and modularity of these core electric vehicle components.

Jit Bhattacharya says: “Modularity is key to the MissionEVT solution. It gives us the flexibility to improve the performance of a wide range of vehicle applications. MissionEVT can configure our powertrain technology to work for applications ranging from powersports to automotive, and from battery electric to gasoline hybrid.”

Over the past year, Mission Motors has launched multiple partnerships to integrate its advanced powertrain technology into a variety of vehicles. The launch of MissionEVT represents a formal offering of Mission’s technologies and engineering services to major vehicle manufacturers.

About Mission Motors:

Mission Motors is an electric vehicle company creating the most advanced production electric motorcycle in the world while developing leading EV powertrain technology through its MissionEVT division. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, the company’s elite team of engineers draws from expertise in the powersports, automotive, robotics, battery and software industries to develop technologies that maximize the potential of the electric drivetrain. The concept is simple: Redefine the world of electric vehicle performance.

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One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007 and is currently Editor at Large at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of 365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).