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Ashwoods hybrid vans are proven to reduce emissions and fuel cost by over 15% compared with the equivalent diesel variant.
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Ashwoods Electric Motors

  • Low Cost
  • High Performance
  • Lightweight and Compact
  • Versatile integration techniques
  • Scalable IP and Manufacturing
  • Licensable IP and Manufacturing
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Ashwoods Lightfoot

  • Permanent in-cab driver training system
  • Saves fuel by improving driver behaviour
  • Enforces smooth acceleration + prompt gear changes
  • Immediate plus sustained improvements
  • 'At a glance' reports and ranking

Ashwoods Automotive

Ashwoods Automotive is best known for its hybrid drive technology which has helped the company become the UK's leading supplier of Hybrid commercial vehicles. Ashwoods are also now offering a complete range of high performance, low cost HEV and EV components including market leading Axial Flux Electric Motors, Battery Management Systems (BMS), Battery Packs and the award winning Lightfoot in-cab driver efficiency device. Offering a unique combination of products and expertise, Ashwoods is now an ideal OEM partner for low carbon vehicle development
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Hybrid vehicle manufacturer clinches Manufacturing Innovation award

Leading hybrid commercial vehicle manufacturer Ashwoods Automotive has clinched another award. The Exeter-based company won the prestigious Manufacturing Innovation Award at the Insider Made in the South West Awards, held in Bristol. Neil Tague, Editor at South West Business Insider which organises the Awards said: “The South...

Ashwoods Automotive driven by success

Devon may not be the home of Britain’s car industry, but it might just be the future. Over the past four years Exeter based Ashwoods Automotive has become the UK’s leading supplier of Hybrid commercial vehicles, thanks to its hybrid drive technology. The company’s latest product, Lightfoot, which has been shown to provide up to...

Ashwoods supplies hybrid van to West Midlands Fire Service

West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) has become the first emergency service in the UK to deploy hybrid van technology. WMFS has invested in an Ashwoods Hybrid Transit from Ashwoods Automotive Ltd. The vehicle is now one of several in the organisation’s fleet of hybrid vans and cars which include the Honda Civic and the Toyota Prius...

Green buses for special needs school transport

Sheffield City Council has unveiled six eco-friendly hybrid mini-buses for use by special needs schools, including Bents Green Special School. They are the largest fleet of hybrid buses to have been provided by a local authority to date. The buses were provided by Ashwoods Automotive Ltd. and use the award-winning Ashwoods Hybrid...

Products By Ashwoods

  • Lightfoot

    Lightfoot is the fastest growing in vehicle driver behaviour training device in the UK, providing fuel savings of more than 10%.

    Lightfoot Website
  • Electric Motors

    Ashwoods Electric Motors Ltd is working with customers in the Automotive, Off-Highway and Industrial markets to integrate our technologies in either our ‘Off-the-Shelf’ or ‘Integrated Parts format.

    Electric Motors Website
  • Hybrid

    The Ashwoods Hybrid Transit is the UK's best selling hybrid van and has been adopted by some of the countrie's largest commercial vehicle fleets.

    Hybrid Website