Developer and manufacturer of microprocessor-based controls for zero emission electric and hybrid vehicles, Sevcon, has secured a contract for the supply of motor controllers from China-based AUCMA Electric Vehicles.

The Chinese manufacturer, ACUMA, will use the motor controllers for its new light truck, the A-2, aimed at municipal fleets in both domestic and overseas markets.

AUCMA EV CEO Raymond Zhu said that the Sevcon controller is perfectly suited for the A-2 truck application with adjustable parameters that allow us to tailor the performance to any specific truck type, from flatbed to cargo box vehicles.

The new A-2 light duty truck is powered by a 72V 16kW AC motor and digital motor controller with regenerative braking technology provided by Sevcon.

The electric drivetrain gives the A-2 a range of up to 150 kilometres and a top speed of over 50kph.

"We believe that there are huge opportunities for electrification in the commercial vehicle segment and are looking forward to seeing the A-2 in action both in China and overseas markets, such as the USA," added Sevcon president and CEO Matt Boyle.