Electrofit introduces its first electric crate motor

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UK-based Electrofit introduced its first electric crate motor, the 100 kW CM100KW1, with a launch offer of £5,250 (US$5,800) + VAT. The motor can be used to drive an existing gearbox directly or has the option of being connected to an OEM single-speed transmission. Motor Speed (rpm).

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China’s largest electric two-wheel vehicle manufacturer adopts Nidec in-wheel motor

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Nidec Corporation announced that its in-wheel motor has been adopted for the first time for ???01(Huan China’s largest manufacturer specialized in two-wheel vehicles, Yadea has more than 50 million users in 80-plus countries around the world. China Electric (Battery) Motors

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EVR Motors partners with EKA Mobility to provide advanced lightweight electric motors for e-buses and Light Commercial Vehicles in India

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Israeli startup EVR Motors has partnered with India’s EKA Mobility, an electric vehicles and technology company, a subsidiary of Pinnacle Industries Limited, to design small, lightweight electric motors for their e-buses and Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs) in India.

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Ford Performance selling Mach-E electric crate motor

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Ford Performance is offering the “ Eluminator Mac E Electric Motor ” as an electric crate engine, along with the dozens of combustion crate engines available. The unit includes HV motor to traction inverter harness; LV harness/connector; and vent tube assembly.

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Mercedes-Benz to manufacture YASA axial-flux electric motors in Berlin

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Mercedes-Benz will build ultra-high-performance axial-flux electric motors at its Berlin site, as the world’s pre-eminent luxury car brand prepares to go all electric by 2030, where market conditions allow. Production of the motors will begin next year.

SEAT manufacturing automated ventilators with adapted windshield wiper motors

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The project is taking shape with gears printed at SEAT, gearbox shafts and the adapted motor of a windshield wiper. Collaborating companies and entities include: Protofy.XYZ; CMCiB; University of Barcelona; Recam Laser; Doga Motors; Luz Negra; Ficosa; Bosch; IDNEO; Secartys; and LCOE.

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Mercedes-Benz acquires electric motor technology company YASA

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Under the terms of the acquisition, YASA will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz, developing ultra high-performance e-motors, while retaining its own brand, team, facilities and continuing to supply existing automotive supercar customers. YASA’s axial-flux electric motor.

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Bosch begins electric motor production in Charleston; more than $260M in new investment

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Bosch has begun production of electric motors at its Charleston, S.C. manufacturing facility. Electric motors from Bosch can deliver anywhere from 50 kilowatts to up to 500 kilowatts with torque ranging from 150 N·m to 1000 N·m. With a voltage range up to 850V, Bosch has developed electric motors suited for a variety of applications from passenger cars to light commercial vehicle use. Production of electric motors at the Charleston site began in October.

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ZF has produced 2M electric motors; mild-hybrid to full-electric drives

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ZF has reached the milestone of two million electric motors produced. Already in 2008, the company was the first volume production supplier in Europe to bring out an electric motor for a premium mild hybrid. The innovation potential of electric motors has not yet been exhausted.

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MAHLE says it has developed the most durable electric motor; new cooling concept

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The automotive supplier MAHLE has developed what it says is the most durable electric motor available: the superior continuous torque (SCT) E-motor. The traction motor can run indefinitely with high performance due to its new cooling concept. Our new SCT E-motor is the solution.

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Toshiba developing lightweight, compact, high-power superconducting motor for mobility applications

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Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) has developed a prototype superconducting motor to meet the needs of the mobility sector. Toshiba ESS says that this superconducting motor with these features is the first of its kind.

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Fort Worth approves $68.9M incentive package for Linear Labs for electric motor manufacturing

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The City of Fort Worth, Texas has approved a $68.9-million economic incentive package for electric-motor-manufacturer Linear Labs ( earlier post ) to further solidify the city as the next tech innovation hub. Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Motors

Renault Group inaugurates new production line for electric motors at Cléon plant

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The Renault Group inaugurated the new “ePT-160kW” electric motor production line at its plant in Cléon. Renault Group has invested €620 million since 2018 at the Cléon site to industrialize the group’s motors for 100% electric and hybrid vehicles.

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Hyundai Motor and Unity partner to build meta-factory accelerating intelligent manufacturing innovation; digital twin

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Hyundai Motor Company and Unity, a platform for creating and operating real-time 3D (RT3D) content, announced a partnership to design and build jointly a new “metaverse roadmap” and platform for Meta-Factory.

FPT Industrial acquires a minority stake in Blue Energy Motors

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This follows the agreement announced in July for the supply of FPT Industrial natural gas engines to Blue Energy Motors, aimed at introducing the first Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) heavy-duty trucks to Indian roads by the end of this year. Engines Heavy-duty India Manufacturing Natural Gas

ExOne collaborates with Maxxwell Motors on development of 3D-printed copper windings for axial flux electric motors

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ExOne and Maxxwell Motors have successfully binder jet 3D printed a high-efficiency copper e-winding design for an electric motor without rare-earth magnets. 3D printing Electric (Battery) Motors

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GM reveals new Ultium Drive EV motors designed and developed in-house with GM propulsion software

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At the 2021 Mackinac Policy Conference, General Motors President Mark Reuss revealed GM’s group of three all-new motors that will power its Ultium-based EVs. All three motors were calibrated in-house to ensure the highest level of performance in Ultium-based EVs.

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Lucid Motors releases details about its electric drivetrain technology

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Lucid Motors provided some details about it proprietary, in-house developed electric drivetrain that will power the forthcoming pure-electric luxury Lucid Air. For their power, the motors are two and a half times more volumetrically compact than the closest competitor.

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Atlis Motor Vehicles and ArcelorMittal collaborate to accelerate development of electric pick-up truck

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Atlis Motor Vehicles (Atlis), a vertically integrated start-up EV company developing an electric work truck and the batteries and motors to drive it, signed a collaborative agreement with ArcelorMittal, the leading producer of automotive steels, to help speed its product development.

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Renault Group, Valeo and Valeo Siemens eAutomotive to develop and manufacture rare-earth-free automotive electric motor

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Renault Group, Valeo and Valeo Siemens eAutomotive have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a strategic partnership for the design, co-development and manufacture in France of a new-generation automotive electric motor, eliminating the use of rare earths. Under this partnership, each of the three partners will contribute to the development and production of the two key parts of the electric motor: the rotor and the stator.

€33.7M AgiloDrive2 project for electric motor production launches

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The aim of the three-year project is to develop an agile and digitalized production system complete with modular product concept for innovative electric motors. —Thomas Pfund, President of the E-Motors Business Unit at Schaeffler. Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Motors

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Daimler Truck and Gehring Technologies sign strategic partnership agreement for “truck-e-fied ”electric motors

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KG signed an agreement on a strategic partnership focusing on building up expertise in process development and prototype construction of commercial-vehicle-specific electric motors. The strategic partnership with Gehring covers the prototypical construction of so-called “truck-e-fied” e-motors as well as the further development and testing of innovative production processes. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Manufacturing Motors

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Protean Electric enters new partnership with Dongfeng Motor to advance market adoption of in-wheel motor technology

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The DFM Technical Center and WFDT partnership that will combine DFM’s expertise in distributed drive technology and Weifu’s industrialized manufacturing capability to advance production applications of Dongfeng’s Any-Drive technology, powered by ProteanDrive. China Electric (Battery) Motors

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Cirba Solutions and General Motors extend collaboration on EV battery recycling

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Cirba Solutions (previously Retriev Solutions, LLC) has extended a prior agreement with General Motors (GM) to recycle electric vehicle (EV) lithium-ion battery and cell scrap generated by manufacturing and research at select GM facilities through 2024. The Eloy facility will boost collection and processing for North America’s West Coast end-of-life collection and EV battery manufacturing facilities. Batteries Electric (Battery) Recycling Vehicle Manufacturers

Hyundai Motor Group to build $5.54B EV plant and battery factory in Georgia

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Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) entered into an agreement with the State of Georgia to build its first dedicated full electric vehicle and battery manufacturing facilities in the US. The new EV plant and battery manufacturing facilities represent an investment of approximately US$5.54

McMaster switched reluctance motor spinout Enedym closes $15M funding round

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Enedym, a switched reluctance motor (SRM) spinout from McMaster University, closed a $15-million financing round from an international group of strategic investors within the US, Canada, Europe, and India, including P&A Paletta Giving Inc., The new investment will be used to accelerate Enedym’s patented motor development technology and increase its footprint within the electric motor market. Enedym Switched Reluctance Motors (SRMs) remove the need for these costly magnets.

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Hyundai Motor Group launches $400M Boston Dynamics AI Institute

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Hyundai Motor Group has launched the Boston Dynamics AI Institute , with the goal of making fundamental advances in artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and intelligent machines. Hyundai Motor Group acquired an 80% controlling interest in Boston Dynamics in 2021. AI Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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Electric motor company YASA enters innovation agreement with global automotive manufacturer for hybrids and EVs

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YASA, a leading manufacturer of axial-flux electric motors and controllers, signed a long-term joint innovation agreement with a global automotive OEM. The partnership will focus on developing custom electric motor and controller solutions for the OEM’s high-performance hybrid and pure electric vehicles. The novel design is enabled by using powdered iron materials that enable complex magnetic parts to be manufactured easily. YASA axial-flux electric motor (segmented).

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GM investing nearly $154M in Lockport Components plant for production of electric motor stator

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General Motors plans to invest nearly $154 million in its Western New York Lockport Components plant. The investment will be used to renovate the facility and purchase and install new machinery and equipment used in the production of the stator module, a key component in an electric motor.

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Hyundai Motor to pilot autonomous demand-responsive “RoboShuttle” service

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Hyundai Motor Company will begin a test operation of its RoboShuttle service on 9 August in South Korea. Beginning in July, Hyundai Motor will recruit passengers who want to experience the RoboShuttle service within Sejong City via the Shucle app.

Danfoss’ Editron division begins mass production of SRPM electric motor in China

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Danfoss’ Editron division has successfully begun the mass production of its EM-PMI240-T180 motor at its Nanjing factory. A key product of Danfoss’ Editron division, the EM-PMI240-T180 motor is one of the most efficient on the market (96% nominal efficiency).

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Mullen Automotive acquires controlling interest in EV truck maker Bollinger Motors

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Mullen Automotive, an emerging EV manufacturer, is acquiring a controlling interest in EV truck maker Bollinger Motors. million in cash and stock for a 60% controlling interest, which gives Mullen the majority ownership of Bollinger Motors.

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Phoenix Motor partners with CATL for EV batteries

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Phoenix Motor, a manufacturer of all-electric, medium-duty vehicles, signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with leading battery-maker Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) for the co- development of batteries for Phoenix Motorcars’ product lines.

Nissan and Waseda University testing jointly developed recycling process for electrified vehicle motors

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Nissan Motor Co., and Waseda University have started testing in Japan of a jointly developed recycling process that efficiently recovers high-purity rare-earth compounds from electrified vehicle motor magnets. Testing has shown that this process can recover 98% of the motors’ REEs.

Hyundai Motor Group breaks ground on Metaplant America dedicated EV and battery plant

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Hyundai Motor Group officially broke ground today on Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America (HMGMA) LLC’s new manufacturing plant at the Bryan County Mega site. Hyundai Motor Group is accelerating its electrification efforts with the global target to sell 3.23

General Motors invests in stamping, new press lines for EV manufacturing

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General Motors has invested nearly a half billion dollars into stamping and new press lines for electric vehicle manufacturing at its Marion, Indiana, metal stamping operations plant. Tesla’s growth story continues in manufacturing and not autonomy: Morgan Stanley.

Infinitum Electric raises $80M in Series D to scale production of PCB motors, support commercialization of new motor for EV market

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Infinitum Electric , creator of the air-core motor ( earlier post ), announced $80 million in Series D funding to scale motor production to meet increasing demand. Electric (Battery) Motors

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Tata Motors launches $10,000 electric hatch; deliveries of Tiago.ev start in January

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Tata Motors, India’s leading automobile manufacturer, launched the newest member of its EV family this past week: the Tiago.ev. Equipped with a permanent magnet synchronous motor, Tiago.ev —Shailesh Chandra, Managing Director, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Ltd.,

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Linear Labs to begin mass production of high-torque M200 e-mobility motor in September

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The company will start with an allocation of production that is distributed between itself and several Tier One sub-contractors in order to expedite the manufacturing ramp rate and delivery of motors to early customers. The motors can be made using rare-earth or ferrite magnets.

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General Motors makes critical battery materials deal

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General Motors has made a deal with Brazilian mining firm Vale SA for nickel that will be used in the company’s ultium batteries in the coming years. General Motors’ deal with Vale certainly isn’t unique, but it is crucial.

Proton Motor Fuel Cell and Aumann AG expand partnership to series production of hydrogen fuel cells

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Since 2017, Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH has been working with Aumann AG as part of the larger EU program “ Fit-4-AMandA ” (Fit for Automatic Manufacturing and Assembly) on hydrogen fuel cell stack production with financing from the agency FCH JU (Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking).

Hyundai Motor outlines future roadmap for software-defined vehicles

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Hyundai Motor Group announced a new global strategy to transform all vehicles to software-defined vehicles (SDVs) by 2025. Hyundai Motor Group’s constantly evolving mobility and software technology will ensure that all models, including those already purchased, remain up to date. From 2023, all newly launched vehicles of Hyundai Motor Group will be equipped to receive Over-The-Air (OTA) software updates enabling customers to keep their vehicles up to date.

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BMW i Ventures invests in Software Motor Company; high rotor pole switched reluctance motor system

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BMW i Ventures has invested in Software Motor Company (SMC), a Silicon Valley-based company developing reliable, efficient and intelligent motor systems. SMC’s electric motor system is based on switched reluctance technology, managed by advanced cloud software. The Smart Motor system partners a patented high rotor pole switched reluctance motor (HRSRM) with matching motor controller, optional IoT Supervisor, and user-friendly software.

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