Following the successful UK public debut of its new, game-changing British electric D-1 e-hypercar earlier this month at Salon Privé, within the stunning grounds of Blenheim Palace, Dendrobium Automotive Limited has today (18 September 2018) signed a significant four-way agreement with Magnis Resources, Charge CCCV LLC (C4V™) and Dendrobium Advanced Technologies.

Dendrobium Automotive has signed the four party joint development agreement along with its Dendrobium Advanced Technologies Limited (DATL) division, plus Magnis Resources Limited and C4V to produce the next generation of high performing batteries, including Solid State (ASSB) batteries.

State-of-the-art Battery Management Systems and Battery Pack engineering are included in today’s four-way agreement, with next-generation high performing batteries to be produced using C4V’s Gen2 battery technology.

Under the new joint development agreement, a working group has been created to develop and produce the next generation high performance batteries using technology developed by C4V and Magnis.

Areas of co-operation include battery packaging solutions, battery hybrid systems, battery management software, battery performance testing and battery development materials, with C4V’s Generation II and Solid State ASSB battery technologies developed and targeted for Dendrobium.

Dendrobium is a cutting-edge electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle (‘PHEV’) development and production company. Its unique, all-electric D-1 e-hypercar was initially engineered to an advanced concept stage by the Williams Advanced Engineering division of the Williams Formula1 group to demonstrate its advanced technologies through dynamic performance.

With superlight and super strong advance composites and alloys, and a target weight of just 1,750kgs, the carbon fibre Dendrobium D-1 e-hypercar’s construction is based on a unique Protocell carbon tub which has been skillfully engineered with future adaptability for further generations of Dendrobium e-performance cars.

Dendrobium’s DATL is an advanced engineering company specialising in performance technology and component design and development, including battery development and packaging systems for EV’s and PHEV vehicles.

Magnis is an ASX-Listed company based in Sydney, Australia. Magnis is involved in three future lithium-ion battery giga-factories, is the owner of the world class Nachu Graphite Project in Tanzania and possess technology used around producing battery materials.

C4V™ is an intellectual property company based in Binghamton, New York with expertise and patented discoveries in lithium-ion battery composition and manufacture. C4V leverages its expertise in electrode design and process development to create next-generation storage materials that can be seamlessly integrated into current cell manufacturing lines.

Commenting on today’s agreement, Dendrobium Automotive’s Chairman and CEO, Nigel Gordon-Stewart says, Dendrobium will be producing high performance vehicles and electric drivetrain solutions for third parties, so today’s agreement is impressive, and a great step forwards for us. We are blown away by the battery performance that Magnis and C4V can produce and we look forward to working together to produce high performing quality batteries, setting the bar for future EVs and PHEVs.”

Magnis Resources Chairman, Frank Poullas, comments,Today’s announcement is exciting for Magnis and testament to our technology. To work with groups like Dendrobium, who have been developing their e-hypercar with Williams Advanced Engineering and who are at the cutting edge of EV performance engineering, is something that is thrilling for Magnis, it’s partners and shareholders alike.”

C4V™ President Shailesh Upreti comments, “Fine-tuning molecules to bring system level advantage or vice-sera is the key strength of C4V’s technology platform. Working directly with Dendrobium to resolve system level challenges while engineering molecules to deliver customized and cutting edge lithium ion battery cells is part of C4V’s core strategy. This agreement also demonstrates how electrochemists, scientist, engineers, mining and automotive experts need to work together as a team to develop next generation product for rapidly evolving EV market. C4V is very excited to collaborate with one of the finest multidisciplinary team through this agreement.”


The new British electric hypercar maker Dendrobium Automotive Limited recently made its UK public debut to huge acclaim within the stunning surroundings of Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, England.

The unique, all-electric Dendrobium D-1 wowed the guests at the ultra-exclusive 2018 Salon Privé garden party event, the model attracting enormous interest and many admiring glances, including the attention of His Grace The Duke of Marlborough of Blenheim Palace, who was very keen to discuss the unique and highly-advanced zero-emission D-1 hypercar.

Inspired by nature and rooted in technology, the Dendrobium D-1 fuses a respect for the environment with a design-driven approach to engineering, the car being developed in the UK with the support and expertise of the celebrated Formula 1 company Williams Advance Engineering.

As Salon Privé garden party guests discovered first-hand, the Dendrobium D-1’s design challenges the visual sense of viewers, while drawing out intrigue among the more discerning admirers. The D-1’s delicate marriage of futuristic lines and curves casts dramatic shadows, reflecting the soothing texture of aluminium, carbon fibre and glass, to create a truly distinctive machine that looks like no other supercar or hypercar in the world.

Dendrobium’s focus on having technology embodied in sculpture is a testament to the British marque’s endless pursuit of quality in terms of thought, design and build. With a target weight of just 1,750kgs, the carbon fibre D-1, with its superlight and super strong advance composites and alloys, will represent the true feel of a supercar, not too big and heavy, allied to impressive linear performance, and re-writing the rules for the hypercar ownership experience.

The lightweight construction of the D-1 is based on a unique Protocell carbon tub which has been skillfully engineered with future adaptability for further generations of Dendrobium e-performance cars. In addition to its advanced vehicle technology, the D-1 has enormous drama and presence thanks to its unique Bio-Aerial Locomotion door and roof opening system, which is inspired by the Dendrobium orchid plant which unfurls naturally in a similar manner, from which the new British hypercar company takes its name.

The D-1’s interior is designed around the driver as the absolute centre of attention. Contrasting with the predominantly black carbon fibre interior, the red body-hugging drivers’ sports seat features stitching and motifs inspired by human muscle fibres.

The Dendrobium design team has had conceptual sketches of an electric hypercar on the drawing boards since the mid-1990s, a vision that was many years ahead of its time. As electric technology has advanced, Dendrobium has been able to revisit this vision and now, as the Company launches its revolutionary global e-mobility strategy, the timing is finally right to take the wraps off a halo working prototype model, as displayed to astonished admirers within the beautiful grounds on Blenheim Palace at Salon Privé.

Ahead of the first production examples of the all-electric 1,800bhp D-1, a number of significant and exciting developments at Dendrobium Automotive will be announced shortly, with full details to be confirmed over the coming months.

Commenting on the UK public debut of the D-1 hypercar, Chairman and CEO of Dendrobium Automotive, Nigel Gordon-Stewart said, After an extensive career in the supercar industry, I can honestly say that Dendrobium Automotive is one of the most exciting and future-focused businesses I’ve ever been involved withUsing the very latest technology, we are developing what will be the most impressive all-electric hypercar. We are designing our own in-house all-electric power train and we plan to use our own power storage cells moving to solid state as and when the technology is reliable and financially viable.”

Gordon-Stewart continues, We are developing unique cabling and connector systems as well as our own complete vehicle integration and ADAS hardware and software. From a technical perspective, the D-1 will be a British engineering tour-de-force.” You can be assured that the Dendrobium brand will become synonymous with the most exciting and technically sophisticated e-hypercars on the market and available globally.”

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