Liberty Electric Cars takes on former Modec EV engineering team
01 June 2011
Liberty Electric Cars has been able to secure the entire engineering team formerly employed at Modec – the Coventry based electric commercial vehicle manufacturer which entered administration in March of this year. With this move, the company has reinforced its engineering team and has now one of the most experienced teams in EV technology in the world. The twelve former Modec employees count some 200 years of automotive engineering experience - 70 in EV technology.
Modec engineers have created EVs which have driven over 2,500,000 miles - the greatest distance and thus best experience of any electric commercial vehicle team in the world.
The company's engineering activity has been consolidated into its new Innovation & Customer Support Centre based in Coventry. In addition to Liberty E-Tech, the advanced EV engineering and EV development centre, Liberty Electric Cars has created a support and maintenance facility, called Liberty E-Care to provide a high level of service to its own European EV customers and those of other companies.
This expansion has taken Liberty Electric Cars into a new sector – commercial vehicles – which offers a large potential for EVs, especially since routes tend to be repetitive and daily journeys are often under 100 miles round trip.
Liberty Electric Cars has already proven its advanced engineering capabilities by creating the world’s first pure electric high performing 4x4 - the Liberty E-Range (pictured), which has the largest battery pack in an EV providing a range of 200 miles.