Meet the Team
Dr Pete James – Director
Dr Peter James is Technical Specialist and Director specialising in electric and hybrid vehicles and green energy systems. Prior to Lyra Electronics he worked for Prodrive Ltd and Lucas Ltd in roles varying from Senior Engineer to Chief Engineer and Technical Specialist. During his career he has designed and developed 3 phase brushless motor drive, high and low power DC-DC converters, battery cell monitoring and balancing systems, power distribution module, control ECUs, and software for both embedded and desktop applications. He also writes low and high level Simulink software, simulates power electronics and hybrid and electric vehicle energy requirements and performs health and safety training for work on hybrid and electric vehicles. Peter is also chairman of the Automotive and Road Transport Systems Technical Professional Network for the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and was scrutineer and defined regulations for the TTXGP electric motorcycle championship. He is now scrutineer for the MotoE electric motorcycle championship.
Mike Evans – Chief Engineer
Mike has worked in the electronics industry all of his working life, starting at Lucas Aerospace and working through various Automotive companies until he met Pete at Prodrive.
He specialises in microcontroller systems, system design and PCB layout.