Libertine CEO Sam Cockerill has just returned from China after the company was selected to be a part of the Advanced Propulsion Centre’s Chinese Technology Trade Mission from 10th-15th January 2019.
The trade mission allowed the Libertine CEO to present the company’s technology for 20-40kWe free piston based ‘Smart Engines’ to several large Chinese automotive technology companies.
It also helped build new relationships and encouraged trade between Chinese and UK automotive technology companies, through a series of showcases of R&D Capability and technologies.
The mission was centred around the EV100 conference on the 12th-13th January 2019, and featured high-level representatives from Chinese government, OEMs and prestigious scientists who provided updates on hybrid and electric vehicle technologies, strategies and policies at the forum.
CEO Sam Cockerill said, “This opportunity to deepen our relationships in the important Chinese market for new, clean energy vehicles comes at a great time for Libertine as we prepare to launch our intelli-GEN Smart Engine platform.”
“This will enable Chinese OEMs to accelerate their introduction of next generation range extenders. It was a great opportunity to network with key people in the sector, present our IP, and build on the partnerships we have already established in China.”
The APC China Mission brought together the best of UK technology and engineering R&D companies through a competitive application process. Selected companies were able to engage directly with Chinese OEMs, located in engineering centres around Beijing and Shanghai.
Libertine’s intelli-GEN Smart Engine platform leverages Libertine’s proprietary electro-mechanical and motion control solutions and will underpin the development of a wide range of free piston engine products for mass market production within China’s domestic markets and global market applications.