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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Sevcon and Flextronics Automotive Join Forces on EV Powertrains

Sevcon, and Flextronics Automotive today announced that they have entered into a cooperation agreement to provide hybrid and electric vehicle drivetrain systems to automotive OEM customers in Germany and other central European countries. Flextronics Automotive provides fully integrated lighting solutions, connectivity modules and power electronic applications for automotive manufacturers around the world.

The agreement enables the companies to combine Sevcon's state-of-the art motor controllers and onboard systems integration products with Flextronics Automotive's high-voltage DC/DC converter, charger and battery management technology in developing complete drivetrain solutions for hybrid and pure electric vehicles ranging in size from two-wheeled scooters to passenger cars and trucks. The companies also have agreed to jointly pursue product marketing and sales outreach to automotive OEM customers, with Sevcon designated as Tier 1 supplier and Flextronics Automotive as manufacturer for all combined product sales.

"Partnering with Flextronics Automotive will enable us to scale our business to meet growing product demand in Germany and central Europe far more rapidly than we could on our own," said Sevcon President and CEO Matt Boyle. "With the ability to offer end-to-end solutions and draw upon Flextronics' globally admired, high-volume manufacturing capabilities, we look forward to completing larger deals with major automotive OEMs that have the potential to dramatically accelerate our growth."

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