Gordon Murray is developing a lightweight EV architecture

May 22, 2021

Good news, Gordon Murray fans. An investment of £300million over the next five years will see Gordon Murray Design develop a “revolutionary, lightweight, ultra-efficient” platform for small EVs and delivery vans. The company will also set up a new R&D facility to pursue its goal of stripping as much weight and complexity out of vehicle platforms and manufacturing processes as possible.

Meanwhile Gordon Murray Electric will join Gordon Murray Design (GMD) and Gordon Murray Automotive (GMA) as part of the broader Gordon Murray Group (GMG). It’ll support GMD by developing electrified powertrains GMG can sell/licence to other car and technology companies.

On today’s announcement, Murray said: “The automotive future will be increasingly electrified and it’s essential that we design the world’s lightest, most efficient and advanced EVs. This significant investment in Gordon Murray Design and the formation of Gordon Murray Electronics will be realising that goal.”