Frazer–Nash Research (FNR) has over two decades of research, development and testing of innovative hardware and software solutions for the future of clean and efficient transportation.
Its in-house developed Range Extended Electric Powertrain (REEP) is a comprehensive drive train solution for Electric Vehicles (EV’s), Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV’S) and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV’s).
Frazer-Nash Research headquarters in the United Kingdom
The Range Extended Electric Powertrain (REEP)
Utilising an electric motor per wheel and an internal combustion engine powering a matched generator (range extender) as an auxiliary power unit, Frazer-Nash Research has developed an economical and scalable vehicle technology.
The range extender of the powertrain allows for an easy and efficient way to recharge the batteries, providing considerable fuel savings. This configuration allows easy integration with alternative auxiliary power units and/or other fuel types (such as hydrogen or fuel cells).
The use of our proprietary ‘Digital Differential’ eliminates all the mechanical losses associated with conventional internal combustion drive trains, much of which have been carried over to today's series of parallel hybrids. The Digital Differential allows for synchronised motor control, traction, and performance.
Integrated into the powertrain, Frazer-Nash Research (FNR)
has developed various supporting energy efficient components.
By controlling the way individual components work together,
Frazer-Nash Research can ensure that energy is either saved, recovered or used efficiently.
Systems, sub-systems and components of the Frazer-Nash Drivetrain
02. Battery Management Systems (BMS)
03. Battery Pack
08. Automotive Multiplexed Power System (AMPS)
05. Range Extender & Generator
06. Electric Vehicle Supply Unit (EVSE)
Frazer-Nash Research has over twenty years of experience in electric vehicle development. All components and technologies used in the electric drivetrain have been developed in house and are proprietary to Frazer-Nash Research.
These technologies, including hardware, software and control algorithms are scalable and have wide ranging applications for use in low emission and energy efficient passenger cars, light and heavy commercial vehicles and mass-transit monorails.
Frazer-Nash Research is a technical provider to PROTON Cars of Malaysia.
The Saga saloon and Exora MPV have been converted into EV (Electric Vehicle) and REEV (Range Extended Electric Vehicle) alternatives.
PROTON Exora REEV
The PROTON Exora REEV is an electric driven 7-seater MPV fitted with innovative range extender technology.
The Exora has two 45 kW electric motors on the front and has a max speed of 160 km/h. The vehicle’s range extender is a 400cc Wankel engine - which recharges the battery pack when it reaches a low level.
In 2011 the Exora won in its category in the RAC Future Car Challenge as the “Best E-REV”.
Heavy Commercial Vehicles
The Metrail system utilises the latest advances in microelectronics, lightweight composite materials and fully computerised traction and control systems to give state-of-the-art public transport for the cities of today.
The Solar Baby was a zero emission people mover. With one motor per wheel, this rikshaw style vehicle moved up to four people efficiently, quietly and cleanly.
The Solar Baby was one of the first vehicles to run Frazer-Nash Research’s innovative wiring loom; AMPS (Automotive Multiplexing System).
The Road Runner
The Road Runner introduced a variety of advanced proprietary innovations.
The vehicle had a 12 motor configuration (4 per carriage) – and was capable of carrying up to 45 passengers. It introduced the latest version of AMPS wiring loom and advanced customisable electronics systems.
As all other vehicles, it had zero emissions and low running costs.