Jaguar Land Rover is co-developing a micro gas turbine to charge batteries in hybrid cars on the move.
The system is called the Ultra Lightweight Range Extender (ULRE), and is being worked on by a consortium of companies with government backing.
The axial-flow gas turbine engine has been developed by Isle of Man-based company Bladon Jets, and is coupled to a high-speed generator using technology developed by UK firm SR Drives.
Jaguar Land Rover is overseeing the coupling of this application of the system to road car technology.
Axail-flow technology enables the production of highly efficient, small gas turbine engines that are ideally suited for use in hybrid electric vehicles.