Our Technologies


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Magtec Technologies includes motors, gearboxes, generators, power controllers, battery systems and condition monitoring systems specifically designed for truck, bus and special applications; such as autonomous vehicles, off-road, tracked and defence logistics and personnel carriers.

Electric motors

Magtec developed the first range of high efficiency permanent magnet electric motors specifically for electric vehicle applications in 1994. Since then Magtec has lead the way in high performance motor technology.

Our motors are lighter and more efficient than our competitors and are specifically design to meet the requirements of heavy traction applications.

Magtec has developed a family of motors based on this scalable technology that can provide traction solutions from 100W to 1MW using the same components and manufacturing process. Products include:

− 80kW Hydraulic pump motor for RCV / construction
− 120kW EV trucks from 7.5t to 12t
− 200kW EV buses and trucks to 18t
− 200kW EV buses and trucks to 27t
− 400kW Rail applications

Magtec is certified by the VCA to undertake UNECE Reg85 testing of traction motors on our in house facilities.

HVDC Battery Systems

Magtec design and manufacture EV and hybrid vehicle battery systems from 27kWhr to more than 300kWhr using a range of high performance cells.

Battery systems include full battery management, thermal management, on board vehicle charging and through-life condition monitoring.

Magtec have designed and installed energy buffers using super capacitors on commercial vehicles up to 27t GVW with peak power capabilities of 300kW and energy storage capacity of more than 3 MJ.

Recycling Your Vehicle Battery

When a Lithium-Ion battery reaches the end of its life, it is important to dispose of it properly. Disposal of waste vehicle traction batteries by landfill or incineration is banned in the UK.

If you have an electric vehicle, the producer / importer of that vehicle has specific obligations that are intended to help you deal with the batteries that power the vehicle when they become waste. Businesses that place Lithium-Ion batteries on the UK market have an obligation to arrange for the treatment and recycling of these batteries.

All battery producers in the UK are required to be registered with the Government – Magtec is registered as a manufacturer of Lithium-Ion batteries; our Battery Producer Registration Number is BPRN09112.

If requested by an end user (as defined in the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009), Magtec will take back the traction batteries free of charge,

If you have a battery and would like to request Magtec to take it back, please contact us – the address, email and phone details are on our ‘find out more’ page of the website. We will be in touch to request some details from you and agree the necessary arrangements for the return, treatment and recycling of the waste batteries.

Power Controllers

Magtec manufacture a range of power controllers for drive systems from 40kw to 500kW output power and operating at DC bus voltages from 200v to 800v.

Whilst the primary function of the power controller is to provide smooth and reliable traction control during driving and braking, Magtec controllers also incorporate all the other functions required to control the vehicle and battery system.

These include:

  • Vehicle control interfaces (accelerator pedal, brake pedal etc)
  • Battery communications and pre-charge and isolation systems
  • DCDC converters for charging vehicle 12v or 24v systems
  • Auxiliary inverter for driving an external PAS pump motor and air compressor motor

The controller software includes many standard features including:

  • ABS/EBS integration / Creep functions
  • Electronically limited acceleration rates
  • Anti-slip function / Electronic diff-lock function
  • Through life data logging / Remote monitoring via GPRS
  • Customer configuration tools


Magtec’s family of motors and gearboxes, all manufactured inhouse in the UK, can power electric and hybrid vehicles over 7.5 tonne up to 44 tonnes. Recent additions include traction motors and gearboxes for rail application, which deliver high power outputs.
Magtec P281 gearbox


Magtec drive systems are provided with through life data logging as standard.

Magtec can also provide vehicle logging systems that include GPS and GPRS based telematics facilities that allow remote software upgrades, remote system tuning and real time diagnostic facilities.

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Our expert team are always on hand to discuss how we can transform your operation, with years of experience in the electrification of commercial, defence and special applications.