TTXGP, the eGrandPrix is an international race series providing a high profile platform for the development of electric vehicles. Using motorcycles as a resource effective development platform, TTXGP enables the futuristic technology behind them to be tested in an exciting and challenging way. TTXGP aims to drive low carbon technological innovation forward, to demonstrate that clean-emission transport technologies have matured and can be fun, fast and exciting.
Launched to the public with worldwide publicity as part of the annual Isle of Man TT races in 2009, TTXGP is officially the world’s first zero carbon sanctioned motorsport event. 22 bikes officially applied to race in the historical first race, a lucky 16 motorbikes from the USA, India, Germany, Austria, UK and the Isle of Man took to the start line, and a heroic 9 finished the grueling course to be part of history and the inaugural race.
The winning bike was produced by Agni Motors, ridden by Rob Barber and recorded a lap speed of 87.4mph with a top speed of 102mph.
TTXGP has developed in a relatively short period of time into the Worlds leading zero carbon racing series with nearly 30 bikes taking to the grid across the globe in 2010. The TTXGP formula has been to developed with sustainability in mind; regional championships where “local” teams compete to gain a place in the TTXGP World Series FINAL to be crowned TTXGP World Series champion.
TTXGP proven to be effective influencer; changing hearts and minds. To date response from crowds at the circuits has been overwhelmingly positive with independent research showing up to 40% of attendees would now consider an electric purchase for their next vehicle. TTXGP has been instrumental in accelerating the acceptance and perceived viability of EVs as well as pushing the industry to innovate and develop.
TTXGP provides a great opportunity for anyone interested in the world of electric drive trains and power deliveries to explore how different technologies perform under extreme pressure of a race circuit. The variety of vehicles built by the teams through different budgets, types of technologies, power cells, BMS systems makes it a rich tool for R & D.
TTXGP TECHNICAL PANEL
Formed in partnership with the IET, the TTXGP Technical panel are a formidable and unique team of the world's leading experts on green motorsport. The panel is independent with its own communication channel and acts as safety officers as well as adjudicators to all the TTXGP races.
Mavizen was born from the need to help teams get to the grid. In November 2008, Mavizen initially developed the TTX01. An electric prototype superbike built to demonstrate the capabilities of the technology employed in electric propulsion. In 2009 Mavizen developed the TTX02, the World’s first production electric superbike, unveiled to the public at the SEMA show in Las Vegas. Combining the technology employed in the machine that took Rob Barber to win the inaugural TTXGP race and a chassis provided by a leading motorcycle manufacture, the TTX02 was built with one key objective: To provide teams with a competitive platform who entered the TTXGP World Series.
EV technology along with the industry has since rapidly progressed and the demand for innovating products and designs has never been higher. Mavizen therefore expanded its horizons and became an Authorised A123 resellers. By doing so, Mavizen has since had the capabilities of being at the forefront of the EV industry. From supplying a number of universities with cutting edge cells and batteries to the development of the energy pack used in the Drayson Lola B12/69EV, possibly the most advanced electric car ever built.