Hypermotive Ltd at the CENEX Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) Show 

12th - 13th September 2018


September 7th 2018

Hypermotive Ltd. continues to grow its product development and engineering services offering in the fields of automotive, commercial vehicles and motorsport.  To tailor our service to these markets, Hypermotive has three divisions: Hypermotive Electric Vehicle Systems, Hypermotive Wiring Systems and Hypermotive Fuel Cell Systems. We are attending LCV2018, this year on stand C3-200.


Hypermotive Electric Vehicle Systems provides specialist electrical engineering, focusing on the specification, design and development of electrical sub-systems and their integration.  Our most recent projects include:

  • Design of specialist high voltage control equipment for thermal management systems on commercial vehicles

  • Complete powertrain specification and integration, including battery pack design, for an autonomous motorsport vehicle

  • A high-power, dual channel, motor inverter development and validation platform for a motorsport equipment provider

  • Integration of novel electrical energy storage for commercial vehicle KERS

  • Powertrain modelling, performance predictions and component specification setting for an automotive OEM


Our engineering team possesses the broad range of skills and experience required to resolve demanding challenges, integrate novel technologies and get complex projects back on track.


Hypermotive Wiring Systems continues to expand reach, capability and capacity in the delivery of low-medium volume wiring harnesses.  Our dedicated team of wiring professionals have experience of high voltage (HV) cable assembly through to the specialist demands of motorsport applications.  With a dedicated manufacturing facility at our Lutterworth HQ, our responsive team can provide a fast turnaround quotation for harness assembly against customer manufacturing drawings.

Hypermotive Fuel Cell Systems include our specialist capabilities to develop Hydrogen fuel cell systems around fuel cell stack technology.  Our capabilities bridge the gap between the global fuel cell technology development community and the demanding engineering standards required for integration of their technology into automotive and commercial vehicle applications as electrical subsystems. 


Our engineering team are also highly experienced with the integration of Hydrogen fuel cell systems, including gas storage, delivery and refuelling, cooling systems and electrical power conversion.  Our recent activities include:

  • Concept and packaging study for the integration of an air-cooled fuel cell system into a lightweight commercial vehicle

  • Fuel cell hybrid vehicle simulation and modelling for battery power/energy sizing, fuel cell system power and hydrogen storage requirements

  • Concept system design, fuel cell stack and BOP selection for a 100kW fuel cell system targeting Far-East commercial vehicle markets



During 2018, our team has been working on a new range of vehicle electrification and integration components that we are showing for the first time at the LCV event.

Our PDU500 is a highly versatile product for safely connecting high voltage (HV) energy sources including super-capacitors, batteries and fuel cells to application loads.  With intelligent embedded control, the unit provides a wide range of safety and diagnostic features including isolation monitoring, contactor fault detection and short circuit protection.  Housed in a sealed metal enclosure to IP67, the unit is suitable for use in harsh environments including under vehicle.

Our HECU60 is a dual processor controller designed to provide most functions required to integrate an energy source (battery or fuel cell) with application loads to create a complete vehicle powertrain system. By combining many common functions which are normally fulfilled with discreet components, Hypermotive’s controller is much more than an ECU.  A dedicated power management circuit includes an onboard 50A DCDC converter to power 12/24V vehicle ancillary loads from energy sources up to 60V.

Other features include dual pre-charge and off-board contactor drives, cell monitoring via connection to a BMS100-18 isoSPI interface, three CAN busses, three-axis accelerometer and a wide variety of input/output options.

The unit is supplied as a board and can be packaged in a dedicated enclosure or as part of a larger sub system (battery or fuel cell).

Our BMS100-18 is an 18 channel BMS data capture device.  Designed for embedding within a battery or module housing, the device has cell voltage inputs and individual temperature measurements for up to 18 cells.  In addition, cell loading circuits on the underside of the board provide balancing capability for cells up to 100Ah in size, making this device especially suitable for low-voltage high current battery systems such as mild-hybrid and lightweight vehicle traction batteries.

BMS100-18 can be easily connected to arrays of large prismatic cells with Hypermotive’s SafeTVM board.  SafeTVM incorporates temperature measurement and fusing of cell voltage measurements giving reliable, safe connection and consistent temperature data from cell bus-bars.

Hypermotive’s experienced engineering team can adapt these products to your specific vehicle and application requirements.  Please contact us to discuss feature configuration and packaging options.

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We look forward to welcoming new and existing customers and partners on to our stand (C3-200) for a coffee and to learn about our services and products at the 2018 CENEX Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) event on 12th-13th September.