Electric & Hybrid Vehicles


MoTeC is focused on contributing to a greener future, incorporating intelligent race and transportation solutions.

MoTeC’s products and software tools provide a modular, dynamic platform to design and develop integrated control solutions for Electric and Hybrid vehicle applications.

All MoTeC hardware and software products can be utilised in the design and development of EV solutions. The main MoTeC product lines and those being applied to EV solutions, include M1 Series Engine Control Units (ECUs) / Vehicle Control Units (VCUs) as the vehicle control unit, PDMs as LV distribution units and Displays as an effective Human-Machine Interface (HMI) for efficient communication to the driver.

M1 Series VCUs Highlights

  • Latest generation high performance processor
  • Extremely compact and lightweight in robust magnesium housing
  • Large logging memory (up to 250 MB) with Ethernet for fast downloads
  • Compatible with 12 V and 24 V systems
  • Multiple High Side and Low Side outputs with PWM capability, fully programmable in software
  • Multiple Digital, PWM, Analogue and Temperature inputs, fully programmable in software with diagnostics
  • Multiple communication ports (CAN, RS232 and LIN)
  • Flexible programming and calibration tools (M1 Build and M1 Tune)
  • A range of M1 VCU models is available to suit electric cars, electric bikes, electric boats and custom vehicles


For further information please contact

MoTeC Research Centre - Australia (Support)
Phone: +61 3 9761 5050
Email: evapplications@motec.com.au

MoTeC Europe Ltd.
Phone: +44 8700 119 100
Email: sales@moteceurope.co.uk

Phone: +1 704 799 3800
Email: EVsupport@motec.com



Product Details           



Innovation Driving Performance

  • MoTeC M1 VCUs deliver an exciting new era of EV control capability. Unique M1 technology redefines the potential for customization using MoTeC’s M1 Build and M1 Tune software.
  • M1 VCUs are also suitable for HEV applications, with the ability to control modern internal combustion engines that rely on multiple Drive by Wire, variable cam control and sequential gear control.
  • Advanced, multi-level security makes the M1 VCU a highly flexible solution for both category management and custom implementations that require authorised VCU access.



Programming Platform

  • M1 Build is an IDE (Integrated Development Environment) which is used to generate MoTeC’s M1 VCU Control Packages. M1 Build enables customers to develop solutions, both simple and complex, including making modifications to existing projects to meet specific needs.

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M1 Integration


M1 Integration Tool

For use with Simulink®

MoTeC M1 Integration Tool, for use with Simulink® enables the integration of a compiled Simulink® model into an M1 control unit. This feature provides a streamlined pathway from MATLAB® and Simulink® control system development to embedded software for an M1 controller by providing a dedicated MoTeC target to the Simulink® Code Generation..

The M1 Integration Tool is installed in MATLAB® and Simulink® and makes MoTeC custom blocks available through the Simulink® library browser. These custom blocks may be used when developing the model. Compilation of the Simulink® model generates a User Library that can be used within M1 firmware development to assign channels and connect physical I/Os.


  • Intended for firmware development for MoTeC’s M1 ECUs, designed for motorsport.
  • Suitable for development of petrol and diesel engine management systems.
  • Suitable for development of Electric Vehicle and Hybrid Electric Vehicles applications.
  • Enables ECU configuration, analysis and calibration using MoTeC’s M1 Tune software.
  • Allows data visualisation and analysis using MoTeC’s i2 software.
  • Opportunity to develop complete control systems or subsystems for block exchange.




Calibration Platform

  • M1 Tune software provides the link between the M1 Package and the M1 VCU. M1 Tune is used for the configuration, analysis and calibration of M1 firmware. The application allows users to create custom screen layouts that make EV drivetrain calibration faster and easier.

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Data Analysis Software

  • MoTeC’s i2 data visualisation and analysis software has been developed for the use of professional race teams worldwide. It enables comprehensive analysis of logged data using various graphics and maths functions for custom data processing. i2 software has a user friendly graphical interface, with the ability to set up multiple worksheets within a project. The combination of i2 and M1 Tune software provides an effective platform for EV developers to analyse test data and implement optimisation algorithms to improve their EV control solution.

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Innovation Driving Performance

  • High contrast LCD screen with full sunlight clarity
  • Available in screen size variants of 5 inch, 7 inch and 12 inch
  • Multiple CAN buses and I/Os suitable for EV applications
  • Fully customisable, multiple screen layouts using MoTeC’s GUI MS Windows software for EV applications
  • Data logging capabilities with on-board maths and logic function processing
  • Versatile and configurable alternative to traditional instrument clusters

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LV Power Distribution Module

  • Programmable LV power distribution modules, fully customisable
  • PDMs provide electronically switched power to a vehicle’s electrical systems and components, including LV motors, lights, solenoids and devices such as ECUs
  • Multiple CAN controlled I/Os suitable for EV applications
  • Full diagnostics, output current sensing plus over-current, short circuit, thermal overload, reverse battery and load dump protection