NTN to supply in-wheel motors to EV startup FSAT in China

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Japan-based NTN, a leading global supplier of hub bearings and driveshafts, will supply in-wheel motor technology to EV startup Changchun Fawsn Auto Tech (FSAT), established in October 2017 by FAW Group. FSAT will exhibit a prototype vehicle at the upcoming Beijing Motor Show.

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NSK demonstrates transmission-equipped wheel hub motor

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has successfully demonstrated the first transmission-equipped wheel hub motor, designed to improve the environmental performance, safety, and comfort of automobiles. Electric (Battery) Motors Transmissions Vehicle SystemsNSK Ltd.

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Toyota develops first neodymium-reduced, heat-resistant magnet for electric motors

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Toyota Motor Corporation has developed the world’s first neodymium-reduced, heat-resistant magnet. Neodymium (Nd) magnets are used in various types of motors such as the high-output motors found in electrified vehicles. Materials Motors

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Motor in

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8 Oct 2012: AC55 motor is in. Its resting on a chassis crosspiece, still needs to get welded to the motor mounts. Also don't want to lose any strength on the clutch since the new motor has more torque. Bought most of the bits for the conversion in December 2010.

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Renault introduces a new 80kW R110 electric motor; coming first on ZOE; WLTP certification

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Renault has revealed its new R110 electric motor and the 2018 model-year ZOE, Europe’s best-selling electric vehicle, which will be the first Renault EV to feature this 80kW powerplant which combines extra power with even greater driving enjoyment. Electric (Battery) Motors

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Magna forms e-powertrain joint venture in China with SAIC Motor subsidiary

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HASCO), a subsidiary of SAIC Motor. Both partners will give the JV full support to develop localized core competencies in terms of market development, R&D, advanced manufacturing and key parts supply such as gearboxes, inverter components and motors.

2017 94

Reliance 3-phase AC Motor

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Any thoughts on the Reliance Electric Duty Master AC Motor? I seem to be able to find a few of these with 50hp for decent prices. Say $500 or less

2012 116

Groupe PSA and Nidec form JV for automotive traction motors

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Groupe PSA and Nidec Corporation, through Nidec Leroy-Somer Holding, will form a joint venture in the field of electric traction motors. The JV will develop state of the art high-performance and competitive electric traction motor range for electrified vehicles—including mild-hybrid (MHEV), battery-electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles—to meet the needs of Groupe PSA and other OEMs. Electric (Battery) Market Background Motors

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New switched reluctance machine module available in Motor-CAD

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A new Switched Reluctance Machine (SRM) electromagnetic module is now available in Motor Design Limited’s Motor-CAD , enabling the design and analysis of electronically commutated reluctance motors and generators. Induction motors (IM). Switched Reluctance motors (SRM).

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Hitachi, Mitsubishi Motors and ENGIE testing plug-in vehicles as renewable energy storage for office buildings

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Mitsubishi Motors and ENGIE are partnered in a project to explore the potential for electric vehicles to act as a means of energy storage for an office building. Mitsubishi Motors is providing an Outlander PHEV SUV. Hitachi Europe Ltd.,

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Purdue study highlights lifecycle benefits of neodymium-iron-boron magnet-to-magnet recycling for electric vehicle motors

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In August 2017, international metals and minerals research firm Roskill reported that Tesla would use a 3-phase permanent magnet motor in the Model 3 RWD Long Range as the powertrain motor, as opposed to the asynchronous reluctance (induction) motors used in the Model 3 RWD standard and Model X AWD.

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Most Popular Electric Car Motors

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There are a lot of electric motors out there, but just a few make up the majority of electric car motors being used today

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Nissan introduces series-hybrid powertrain with Note e-POWER in Japan; small pack, small engine, LEAF motor, low price

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In Japan, Nissan Motor introduced its new series-hybrid drive system called e-POWER along with its application in the Note. The power from a high-output battery is delivered to the e-POWER’s compact powertrain comprising a gasoline engine, power generator, inverter, and a motor.

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Visedo introducing new SRPM motor design for buses; 10% increase in power, better cooling

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Finnish manufacturer Visedo is unveiling a new electric motor design at BusWorld 2017 that is optimized for the bus market and ready for mass manufacture. The upgraded range includes motors in 4 different sizes: XS-short, XS, XSe and S, ranging from 50 to 343 kW.

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Electric motor manufacturer YASA secures $21M growth funding, opens new Oxford production facility

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YASA, a manufacturer of axial-flux electric motors and controllers ( earlier post ), has raised £15 million (US$21 million) in growth funding. YASA’s innovative axial-flux electric motor design offers best-in-class power and torque densities and is suited to both hybrid and pure electric vehicle applications. The axial flux approach uses less materials such as copper, iron and permanent magnet than conventional motors, resulting in a significantly lower materials cost.

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Best Electric Vehicle Motor Yet

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This AC electric vehicle motor really IS as good as you've heard, and it's changing the electric car conversion game

2011 142

Electric Car Motors: Horsepower

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For electric car motors, the first question is usually "Horsepower

2009 138

Infiniti reveals Prototype 9 open-wheeled electric retro roadster; new 30 kWh pack, prototype motor

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Nissan Motor Corporation and its Infiniti brand revealed a sleek, open-wheeled electric retro roadster prototype at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Electric (Battery) Motors

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Ford Motor replaces CEO Fields

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Ford Motor Company has appointed Jim Hackett as Ford Motor Company president and CEO, replacing Mark Fields, who is retiring, effective immediately. In addition, Farley will oversee Lincoln Motor Company and global Marketing Sales & Service. Hackett led Steelcase Inc.’s s turnaround, served as interim Athletic Director at University of Michigan, and has led Ford Smart Mobility LLC since March 2016. He served on Ford’s board from 2013 to 2016.

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Using the Lynch Motor for Electric Cars

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The Lynch motor has a reputation for having an outstanding power-to-weight ratio - but they're small. For his electric car, Dr. Paul Pancella twinned two Lynch motors together for full-size performance from a half-size motor

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DIY DC Motor Controller

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Paul Holmes' DC Motor Controller: open source and do-it-yourself saves a lot of money

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Volkswagen Truck & Bus and Hino Motors agree to enter into full strategic partnership

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Hino Motors, Ltd. We are delighted to enter into the SCFA with Hino Motors as we are teaming up with one of the leading truck and bus companies, whose presence is especially strong in Asia. The cooperation with Hino Motors will also contribute to our strategy to become Global Champion in the transportation industry by providing the highest value to our customers. Hino Motors invented the company slogan ‘Trucks and Busses that do more’.

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Sizing Car vs Motor

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Is it cheaper/more efficient to size the motor for the car or the car for the motor? The car for the motor. Light donor, cheaper conversion.

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Nikola Motor Company hires Jesse Schneider from BMW as hydrogen and fuel cell technologies VP

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Nikola Motors, the startup developing a Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell range-extended electric truck ( earlier post ) has hired Jesse Schneider as vice president of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. —Trevor Milton, CEO, Nikola Motor Company. Nikola Motor Co. A noted hydrogen and fuel cell expert, Schneider is an automotive industry veteran who spent most of his career working for BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

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waterproofing motor compartment. etc

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After much thought/consultation about waterproofing the motor compartment of the truck.

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Harley-Davidson invests in Alta Motors; companies will collaborate on future electric motorcycle product development

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has made an equity investment in Alta Motors , a leader and innovator in lightweight electric vehicles; the two companies will collaborate on electric motorcycle technology and new product development. —Alta Motors Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder, Marc Fenigstein.

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New Bosch e-axle integrates motor, power electronics, transmission; mass production in 2019

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The motor, power electronics, and transmission form one compact unit that directly drives the car’s axle. Bosch thus has many years of experience in the manufacture of electric motors, axle drives, and power electronics. Electric (Battery) Motors Power Electronics

2017 84

Custom Electric Vehicles: Venus Motors

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Venus Motors builds new custom electric vehicles using fiberglass kits, electric drive trains, and lithium batteries

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Elio Motors introduces E1c engineering vehicle

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Elio Motors, the start-up vehicle manufacturer planning to launch a three-wheel vehicle that will get up to 84 mpg with a set $7,300 base price, introduced its E1c engineering vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show last week. The E1c is part of Elio Motors’ E-Series vehicles, which are being built for testing and validation purposes. The unibody frame was developed specifically for Elio Motors by the Elio Motors engineering team, Schwab Industries and Roush Engineering.

2016 78

Electric Car Motors: AC vs. DC

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There are a lot of motors out there, but which are better electric car motors - AC or DC

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Electric Motor Brushes and Regenerative Braking

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We've all heard that series wound DC motors, electric motor brushes and regenerative braking don't work well together. I had to ask - why? Interview with Dr. Paul Pancella

2012 133

Honda unveiling new Sports EV Concept at Tokyo Motor Show

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Honda will unveil the new Sports EV Concept at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show in October as part of a broad range of advanced two- and four-wheeled production and concept vehicles.

2017 84

UPS, NYSERDA project to convert UPS diesel delivery trucks to electric; UES 225 kW switched reluctance motor

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The core system features a 225 kW Switched Reluctance Motor (SRM) with a high voltage backbone optimized for the duty cycle of UPS delivery trucks. The core system features a 225kW Switched Reluctance motor with a 600VDC backbone that can be configured with a number of battery types and sizes.

2017 84

Lucid electric 'executive sedan': 100-kwh battery, 1,000-hp motor

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From small startups to major established automakers, many companies have Tesla Motors in their sights. But Lucid Motors—the California-based startup formerly known as Atieva—may have the biggest guns in its arsenal of any of Tesla's would-be rivals. plug-in cars Samsung Lucid MotorsThe company plans to unveil its previously-teased electric "executive sedan" December.

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Honda bringing CR-V hybrid to Europe; reveal at the Geneva Motor Show

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Honda will reveal the European production version of the all-new CR-V at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The company showed a CR-V hHybrid prototype for Europe at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2017. liter i-VTEC Atkinson cycle gasoline engine and two electric motors.

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AC Motor Controller (DIY)

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AC Motor Controller (Part 3 of AC Conversion, Interview with Eric Tischer

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Mitsubishi to unveil new EV concept at Tokyo Motor Show

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Mitsubishi Motors will unveil a new flagship concept car—the Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept—at the 45 th Tokyo Motor Show 2017 in October.

2017 78

BMW Group plans joint venture for MINI electric vehicles in China; LoI with Great Wall Motor

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To this end, the BMW Group has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with the Chinese manufacturer Great Wall Motor. The BMW Group is in advanced discussions to ramp up the global success of its MINI brand through a new joint venture in China.

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2018 Honda Accord Hybrid features third-generation MMD two-motor system; no heavy rare-earth metals in motors

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The engine is paired with two Honda-developed electric motors—a propulsion motor and a generator/starter motor—that are the first drive motors in the world to use permanent magnets containing no heavy rare-earth metals. Electric Motors.

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Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept features three-motor powertrain with new Dual Motor active yaw control

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will stage the world debut of the e-Evolution Concept—a new-generation, high-performance all-electric crossover SUV—at the 4 5th Tokyo Motor Show, indicating a direction Mitsubishi Motors can take in the near future. Audi is also featuring a three-motor all-wheel drive system on its coming e-tron SUVs, earlier post.).

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