ROCKVILLE, MD - Genovation Inc., a Maryland designer and custom builder of environmentally friendly automobiles, said it has completed the first phase of its development of the G2 electric car model.

Phase I, managed and delivered by prime contractor Tata Technologies, included the completion of design details critical to an overall business strategy, including cost analyses, performance simulations, crash simulations, computational fluid dynamics analyses and two quarter-scale models, the company said. 

Subcontractors on the G2 project include Metalsa, which recently acquired Dana Holding Corp.'s structural product business, for the structural design and manufacturing. Also, Dana Thermal Products will provide the car's thermal operations, including engine cooling, battery management and cabin climate control.  

"We are very pleased to have completed this first phase in developing an efficient and reliable electric car," said Andrew Saul, Genovation CEO. "This is an excellent first step in providing customers with safe, sustainable automobiles that do not compromise driving independence and, at the same time, helps us become one of the premier providers of green automobiles in the U.S."

"The Tata Technologies team is excited to be playing this pivotal role in the design and development of the G2," said Kevin Fisher, Tata Technologies president for global delivery. "We share the Genovation vision for the future of EV technology."

Phase II of the G2 development has begun. It will include the design of a G2 working prototype. Phase III includes building preproduction prototypes for road testing and crash tests. It will also include the design and building of a production facility.