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At Prodrive we like to challenge convention. By combining our motorsport culture with a free thinking approach, we create innovative engineering solutions to rapid timescales, helping our customers to realise their ambitions. We also help brands achieve success in motorsport and are the business behind some of the greatest names and achievements in global motorsport.
WHAT WE DO
ELECTRIC & HYBRID VEHICLES
Prodrive has been developing electric and hybrid vehicle technologies for more than 15 years and recently developing the hybrid Ford Transit and now a full EV truck.
LOEB SIGNS FOR BRX FOR DAKAR
Nine-time World Rally Champion and the most successful rally driver of all time, Sebastien Loeb, will join the Bahrain Raid Xtreme team to compete at the Dakar alongside Nani Roma. Sebastien will be partnered by his regular co-driver Daniel Elena.
Loeb is no stranger to the Dakar Rally, having made his maiden appearance in 2016 before featuring for four consecutive years, claiming two podiums in the process. Loeb has also raced in the FIA World Touring Championship, 24 Hours of Le Mans, FIA World Rallycross Championship, Formula 1 tests and the FIA GT Series.
Loeb, said: “BRX has got big ambitions for the 2021 Dakar Rally and I’m excited to be a part of the journey with the team. There is an immense amount of experience in each area of the team; the best in the field with Prodrive, a track record of success from David Richards, and Bahrain’s rich history in motorsport."
LE MANS & FIA WORLD TITLES FOR ASTON MARTIN RACING
Aston Martin Racing has won the 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours and recorded its best ever result at the race by winning both GT classes with three cars on the podiums. The result also means that Aston Martin has clinched the FIA World Endurance Championship manufacturers' title with one round remaining.
PRODRIVE DELIVERS VOLTA ZERO ELECTRIC TRUCK
Prodrive Advanced Technology has helped Volta Trucks create the Volta Zero, the world’s first purpose-built full-electric 16-tonne commercial vehicle. Prodrive has worked with Volta Trucks and its partners Astheimer and Magtec, to integrate all the high voltage electrical, electronic and mechanical systems and assemble the finished vehicle at its headquarters in Banbury, UK. The project was completed from a clean sheet to a fully running demonstrator vehicle in just 10 months.
VENTILATOR RECEIVES ROYAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEEERING AWARD
The Royal Academy of Engineering has given the OVSI ventilator programme we worked on, a President's Special Award for Pandemic Service for exceptional engineering achievements in tackling COVID-19. We took the initial concept from Cambridge University and, in just five weeks, turned it into a fully working prototype ready for production. Using readily available non-medical grade components, it can cost around 10% of a standard commercial ventilator making mass production more viable in developing countries.