Sevcon (SEV) Reports Motor Controllers Agreement with Tier-1 Automotive Supplier Based in South East Asia

December 9, 2014 5:36 PM EST

Sevcon, Inc. (Nasdaq: SEV) today reported that it has entered into an agreement with a Tier-1 automotive supplier based in South East Asia, to supply motor controllers for a new line of hybrid electric passenger cars.

Under the contract, which could produce up to $50 million of revenue through 2020, Sevcon, who has been working with the supplier for some time, will design, manufacture and supply an advanced motor controller for a new line of hybrid electric 4-door sedans. Sevcon expects initial prototypes for fleet test vehicles to be available in June 2015. Thereafter, Sevcon will supply controllers as ordered by the customer, with production shipments expected to begin in the first quarter of 2016.

"Following last month's announcement of our Chinese joint venture's first success, signing this contract with a respected Tier-1 supplier in the Far East is another milestone for our growing on-road electric vehicle business in the Asia Pacific region," said Sevcon President and CEO Matt Boyle. "It is also an example of how our electrification focus is enabling us to capitalize on the global automotive industry's transition from internal combustion to hybrid electric drivetrain technology. One of the first variants of the new generation of products that we plan to roll out over the next several years, this controller is designed to provide the advanced motor control functionality required for hybrid electric passenger car applications, while also complying with the latest EV safety requirements."



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