Advancing Electric Powertrain Technology through Performance Development (Electric Vehicles Land, Sea & Air USA 2012)

Mr Jit Bhattacharya, CEO
Mission Motors
United States


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Presentation Summary

  • How racing and motorcycles serve as a driver for powertrain technology improvements.
  • Introducing powertrain technologies and their potential impact on mainstream EV & Hybrid performance.
  • Taking performance technologies and making them mainstream
  • The value of data in powertrain optimization for EV's and Hybrid vehicles
  • Case study: Preparing the Mission R electric superbike for the U.S.G.P. race at Laguna Seca

Speaker Biography (Jit Bhattacharya)

Mr. Bhattacharya has served as Mission Motors' CEO since 2009. Jit holds a master's in mechanical engineering from Stanford and an MBA from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. Jit began his engineering career in the automation company with the Bay Area startup, Velocity11 (now part of Agilent). Jit has been working in cleantech since 2005 while designing and implemented solar energy systems for off-grid businesses in Africa. In 2007, Mr. Bhattacharya worked at the venture capital fund Spring Ventures where he focused on evolving technology trends in lithium-ion batteries and electric vehicles. Mr. Bhattacharya joined Mission Motors in 2008 as the company's Chief Operating Officer.

Company Profile (Mission Motors)

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Mission Motors is a Tier One supplier of electric powertrain technology for next generation electric and hybrid vehicles. The company builds application-optimized solutions based on its core technology. Mission Motors has earned a reputation for performance and quality through vehicle development partnerships with major OEMs, and through the record-breaking Mission R electric superbike. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Mission's team draws from expertise in the automotive, robotics, battery and software industries to develop technologies that maximize the potential of the electric drivetrain.
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