Welcome

 
This event will inform the audience on the current status of electric motorsport and offer some insights into the design and technology currently in use.

Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme. You will earn five hours of CPD.

Speaker Biographies

 

Angus Lyon, Director, Rockfort Engineering

Angus has over 20 years of experience within the automotive and motorsport industries. Working for Land Rover, BMW, Prodrive and championship winning F1 teams Honda/Brawn and Renault, Angus gained a strong and in-depth understanding of all areas of active vehicle systems from suspension to engine and transmissions. In the last 6 years Angus has developed electric motors and EV systems for Protean and Drayson Technologies including the world land speed record holding Drayson B12 EV race car. In 2013, Angus setup Rockfort Engineering Ltd, a vehicle systems and safety consultancy specialising in EV/HEV technologies for both road and race applications.

 

Keynote speaker

Steve Sapsford, Riccardo

"Racing in an Electrified World"

Jason King  

Jason King, Chief Engineer, Integral Powertrain

"Applying High Performance Motors to Next Generation Electric Race and Road Cars"

After graduation in 1992, Jason started his professional career at Perkins Engines, and then this was followed by 9 years at Cosworth from 1997 to 2006. A short spell at Tata Motor European Technical Centre was followed by 7 years at Ricardo UK as one of the Chief Engineers in both the Hybrid & Electric Systems and Engines Product Groups, leading the Innovate UK mild hybrid ADEPT and HyBoost projects amongst others. Since joining Integral Powertrain in 20014 he has been responsible for multi electric motor design and development projects. Integral Powertrain has world leading capability in electric machines and mild hybridisation / boosting with its innovative SuperGen technology.

 

Mike Edwards, Meteor power

"Electric Power Drives Motorcycle Design and Innovation Faster than Four-wheels"

Having started out converting the data logging system from a Lotus F1 car for use on aircraft Mike was side-tracked with a successful career as Director of Global Technology Strategy for a leading Investment Bank and a decade running a niche consulting organisation specialising in business and technology strategy. After a short motorcycle racing career Mike becoming team manager competing at British and World Superbike events before being seeing the opportunity in improving motorcycle performance through the use of electric drive trains. Many years spent asking ‘Why can’t we just…” and then answering the same awkward questions has resulted in a host of innovations in electric and hybrid powertrains, motorcycle chassis design, rapid charging, etc.

David Greenwood, Warwick Manufacturing Group

"Electrification: The Design and Manufacturing of Cells for High Performance Batteries"

 

Neil Cheeseman, Continental Engineering Services

"Electrifying Motorsport"

 

Iain Wight, Williams Advanced Engineering

"TBC - Next Generation Electric Vehicle Platform"

Speaker from Team Bath Racing Electric

Team Bath Racing Electric is the electric Formula Student team from the University of Bath. Founded in 2015, the team is young and promising: last July the team became the top electric Formula Student team in the UK with the car you can see at the event today, and now manufacture of their 2018 vehicle is well underway.
The team is focusing on a ‘built, not bought’ philosophy, creating custom electrical systems such as the dashboard, and building their own high-voltage battery from scratch. Later this year, Team Bath Racing Electric will compete in China in partnership with SAIC Motor Technical Centre UK.
For 2019, Team Bath Racing Electric have a huge performance leap planned, aiming to implement an independent rear wheel drive powertrain with a hybrid steel spaceframe/carbon monocoque chassis.

 

Simon Holloway, RML

Simon Holloway originally qualified as an electronics engineer and using this expertise moved into sales, holding a number of senior sales positions including European Sales Director at PRI Automation. Combining a passion for motorsport and his commercial ability Simon lead diversification into many emerging sectors as Business Development Manager for Cosworth.
Simon joined RML Group in 2014 as Commercial Director in charge of Sales, Marketing, PR and Customer Support functions. Instrumental in the procurement of the BTCC supply contract and key in the development of RML Group’s Energy Storage Design and Manufacturing Facility, Simon was also influential in producing the company’s latest high profile electric supercar.

(Presentation titles and speakers are subject to change)