31 March 2014

Caged Laser to supply Precision Engineering for EV1000

‘EV1000’ our electric motorcycle with 1,000hp of clean energy capable of speed in excess of 200mph in just a few seconds is a world-beating showcase for UK technology


It relies upon the latest in low-carbon automotive technology, and only the finest quality components are acceptable. That’s why Phil Edwards, Managing Director of Sussex-based Weald Technology Ltd, and the man leading the project, is pleased to have Caged Laser Engineering of Frome providing the team with precision machining and laser-cutting services.



Phil told us “Caged have rapidly established a reputation as a premium supplier to the UK’s niche vehicle manufacturers. I’m really pleased to have them supply us with the machined components we’ll require. We know we can trust them with work that is critical for both safety and performance of the bike”

For details of Caged Laser Engineering see http://www.cagedlaser.com/

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28 March 2014

World Record Challenge is well Connected thanks to Hypertac


EV1000 needs to deliver huge amounts of energy in order to propel the bike to over 200mph in just a few seconds. But this world-beating showcase for UK technology will only do that if the components they’re using can transmit the electrical power safely, securely, and with minimal losses.

That’s why the team behind the project turned to Smiths Connectors ensure that the electrical systems would transmit huge amounts of power reliably, efficiently, and in complete safety for protection of the engineers and Rob Moon, the rider of the bike.


Phil Edwards, Managing Director of Sussex-based Weald Technology Ltd, and the man leading this 1,000hp motorcycle project, told us “We’re delighted to welcome Smiths Connectors aboard. The project is all about quality, performance, and efficiency and Smiths Connectors, being world leaders in this field, are a natural fit for the EV1000 project team”.

Gabriel Guglielmi Vice President of Business Development for Smiths Connectors added “Our technology has the flexibility and performance needed by world-record challenges. We understand the complexity associated with implementing the interconnect solution for an all-electric application, and loved the challenge to design a high-performance connector for such a small space.

The team are due to start construction of the bike shortly, with a view to running it at slow speed late in 2014 before challenging for the title of “world’s quickest electric motorcycle” in 2015. The current record holder is a bike piloted by Larry ‘Spiderman’ McBride who recorded a standing-start ¼ mile in 6.94 seconds at 201mph.

Smiths Connectors ( http://www.smithsconnectors.com/ ) is a leading supplier of application-specific, high reliability electrical interconnect solutions from highly integrated assemblies to microminiature connectors and spring probe contacts. Smiths Connectors is comprised of Hypertac, Sabritec, and IDI brands, which are synonymous with exceptional performance when critical applications require a technologically advanced, high quality, multi-pin electrical connection to ensure reliability and safety.

Alongside Smiths Microwave and Smiths Power, Smiths Connectors is part of the Smiths Interconnect division of Smiths Group www.smiths.com, a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries. For further information call Karl Cowing on 07715 163 934

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