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Ariel Motor Company Limited – HIPERCAR 2

New technologies create ultimate hipercar

HIPERCAR 2 combined some the UK’s most innovative automotive technology, including energy storage and management, a lightweight powertrain, an electric motor with class redefining power-to-weight ratio and low manufacturing cost, plus lightweight vehicle structures. A true demonstration of the capability of British innovators, development and manufacturing specialists

HIPERCAR 2 lives up to the hype

Project Highlights

  • Brought together a range of cutting-edge low carbon technologies on an ultra-high performance Ariel vehicle platform
  • Accelerated the wider UK supply chain capability to meeting growing global demand for low carbon market ready technologies
  • Provided a launchpad for now fully automotive qualified UK developed technologies to enter other niche and medium volume production
  • Anchoring IP and manufacturing in the UK
  • Total project value of £12.3 million, receiving £6.1million funding through the APC

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