Libertine FPE Limited (‘Libertine’), the Smart Engine IP licensing company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Chinese automotive company Enovatemotors, with the intent to work together on future ‘Smart Range Extenders’ based on an innovative ‘Free Piston Engine’ (FPE) design.
Enovatemotors launched its luxury electric vehicle (EV) brand ENOVATE in China in November 2018. Enovate targets the medium to large luxury car segment with electric cars that will compete the world’s best on quality and technology (see: www.enovatemotors.com).
Director & CTO of Enovatemotors, Shengfu Niu said, “We are delighted to have an agreement enabling us to work with Libertine as we develop future smart Range Extender solutions for use in our Enovate luxury electric cars.”
“The future of Range Extenders will be smart, and Enovatemotors is at the forefront of developing new EV technologies with the assistance of innovative partners like Libertine.”
Sam Cockerill, CEO, Libertine FPE said, “We are excited to be working with Enovatemotors, a company with a strong vision of how the future of luxury automobiles will work and the capability to implement new technologies to make that future happen.”
“We’ve been approached by multiple Chinese OEMs across the automotive and distributed power industries who have each determined that they need to develop ‘Free Piston’ electrical power generator products and are evaluating Libertine’s Smart Engine platform tech.”
Libertine is enabling a revolution in the design of combustion engine-generators that will help Chinese OEMs build cleaner, more efficient hybrid vehicles powered by a combination of grid electricity and clean, alternative transport fuels. Smart Engines created by this revolution will play a major role in global transport and power generation for decades to come.