Manufacturer's Electric Power Train Project with Caterpillar Gets UK Funding

AVID Technology and Caterpillar development of a fully electric construction machine secures share of UK government funds

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A project developed by Cramlington-based electric vehicle component manufacturer AVID Technology with construction machinery giant Caterpillar has secured a share of £33m from the UK government to help advance the country's low-carbon automotive capability.

The companies are tasked with developing a fully electrified construction machine that emits zero tailpipe emissions and provides a low noise solution for off-highway applications. The fully electric powertrain will fulfil demanding environmental conditions and duty cycles required by the off-highway machinery market.

The funding is the 12th round handed out by the government through the Advanced Propulsion Centre.

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