Dr. Nabih Bedewi founded New Generation Motors Corporation (NGM) in 1995 in response to the growing need for new technologies in environmentally friendly transportation. The company was incorporated in 1995 along with a number of former GW students and staff, based on an innovative electric motor technology which was licensed from Dr. Dean Patterson in Northern Territory University in Australia. NGM is a privately held company established by environmentally concerned shareholders and employees to address global issues with environmental impact of transportation by promoting electric, hybrid electric, and fuel cell drive technologies. NGM embarked on several projects for the U.S. government including the Army Research Lab, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and the US Agency for International Development (USDAID), as well as international agencies such as the United Nations Development Programme, the Global Environment Facility of the World Bank, and the Egyptian Ministry of Environment. Dr. Bedewi focused much of NGM’s projects on developing countries with need for cleaner transportation including India and Egypt.
Today NGM designs, manufactures, and markets Electric Propulsion Systems. The company offers high-efficiency and compact Motors, Controllers, Vehicle Interface Modules, Battery Management Modules and associated Control and Monitoring Software for Markets that range from Automotive Traction (Electric/Hybrid Electric/Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles) to Materials Handling Equipment, Ground Support Equipment, Distributive Power, Motion Control and Defense.
Through Dr. Bedewi’s leadership, NGM was responsible several international EV pilot projects including the first electric buses at the Giza Plateau in Egypt (great pyramids) and the first electric autorickshaws at the Taj Mahal in Agra, India. NGM also pioneered the direct drive in-wheel motors and controllers for solar car applications and has been supplying these efficient drive systems to solar race cars since 1996.