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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5 phase SRM motors

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I don't think the ambient temperature matters much, because all modern EV motors run high enough power density that they need active (normally liquid, often oil) cooling; their internal operating temperature can get pretty high, even in a temperate climate. When the internal temperature of the motor is more than hot enough to boil water, it doesn't matter much if the ambient temperature is typical of Alaska or Arizona. Quote: Originally Posted by brian_.

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Wright Electric begins motor development program for 186-seat electric aircraft; 1.5MW motor, 3 kV inverter

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MW electric motor and inverter at 3 kilovolts. Wright intends to conduct ground tests of its motor in 2021 and flight tests in 2023. The motor and power system development program is the next step towards building its narrowbody-class aircraft.

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Wheel Hub Motors

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Do you think wheel hub motors will be available for the DIY market and if so, how soon? Hi, Scott - It looks like in-wheel motors might be coming

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Which Motor for My Land Cruiser Conversion?

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I would like to pull the motor in my landcruiser wagon and drop in an electric motor that I could pull my 500lb trailer through the mountains with

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Electric Greyhound Conversion Motor

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I have an opportunity to buy a used electric motor from a mining operation. it is a 300-hp 460-V RMP-1800 phase 3. From this info, can I use this on

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Yamaha Motor developing high-performance motor prototype for cars and other vehicles

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Yamaha Motor has begun accepting orders for a high-performance electric motor prototype that is capable of delivering industry-leading high power density for automobiles and other types of vehicles. Sample dual-motor package. Electric (Battery) Motors

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Permanent Magnet Motors: Something Old, Something New

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Now that Tesla has released their Model 3 with permanent magnet motors instead of their usual induction motors, you might be wondering “why

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GM to lead design, development and manufacturing of own family of next-generation EV drive units and motors: Ultium Drive

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General Motors announced that it will design, develop and manufacture a family of five interchangeable electric drive units and three motors, known collectively as “Ultium Drive.” Ultium Drive motors. Electric (Battery) Market Background Motors Transmissions Vehicle Systems

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Motor supplier sees mass-produced in-wheel motors around 2023

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In-wheel motors have been the future for electric cars—including fuel-cell cars and series hybrids—for decades. MotorTheir benefits include simpler packaging and more interior or cargo space for the vehicle. They could help make vehicles lighter, and lower the center of mass. There are also potential efficiency gains, too, and traction and.

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

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Following recent success with white-label manufacturing for corporate customers in the automotive, HVAC and premium efficiency industrial motor industries, smart electric motor company Linear Labs ( earlier post ) announced a major milestone as it will be mass producing its high-torque M200 e-mobility motor for off-the-shelf use starting this September. Linear Labs is expecting to manufacture and deliver at least 100,000 M200 motors by the end of 2021.

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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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Mission Motors for Electric Car Motors

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Mission Motors just secured $9m in its second round of funding. I hadn't heard of this stealthy manufacturer of electric car motors and drive train components until today, but I get the feeling we'll be seeing more of them in the future - under the hood of our electric car

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Electric Motor Torque and Gear Ratio

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I am wondering what the torque I can expect out of a generic forklift motor would be. I just acquired a Ford Ranger that I'm going to convert. I was

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Fraunhofer researchers develop technique to produce aluminum windings for motors

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Researchers at Fraunhofer IFAM have developed a casting technique that can be used to produce lightweight aluminum windings with a higher groove fill factor to replace copper windings in electric motors. To show this in a direct comparison, the Fraunhofer team used 250W commercial pedelec motors. Coil arrangement within a pedelec engine with copper coils (left) and an identical motor with cast aluminum coils (right). Electric (Battery) Materials Motors

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New electric motor could eliminate transmissions

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Several companies are also striving to make electric motors more efficient and powerful. Now a new Texas company claims it has a new motor technology that can generate twice the torque, three times the power, and 10 percent more range for electric cars in the same weight. youtube electric motorsIt isn’t just batteries that are making big strides in electric cars.

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Bollinger Motors unveils DELIVER-E all-electric delivery van

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Bollinger Motors has unveiled its DELIVER-E all-electric delivery van concept. —Robert Bollinger, CEO of Bollinger Motors. Bollinger Motors will work with a manufacturing partner to build the DELIVER-E vans and trucks in the US.

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Aptera partners with Elaphe for in-wheel-motor technology

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The rebooted Aptera Motors has teamed with Elaphe Propulsion Technologies on a long-range, volume production electric vehicle powered by in-wheel motors. In-wheel-motor technology affords Aptera advantages that would be impossible with other propulsion systems: enhanced aerodynamics, lighter overall vehicle weight and much-improved handling, resulting in industry-leading mileage and safety. Electric (Battery) Fuel Efficiency Motors

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Equipmake and HiETA developing new motor with 20kW/kg power density using additive manufacturing

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UK-based electrification company, Equipmake, has teamed up with additive manufacturing organization HiETA to develop a next-generation motor as part of a project grant-funded by Innovate UK. The key to AMPERE’s performance is its combination of an advanced motor design with additive manufacturing, allowing its metal structure to be 3D-printed, rather than milled from a solid billet. By comparison, even the best standard permanent magnet motors in use today would offer 5kW per kg.

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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. 18 Oct: I had a chain and sprocket fixed to the motor hub, to come out of the adapter plate and drive a shaft so I could use the traction motor to drive aircon and power steering. Bought most of the bits for the conversion in December 2010.

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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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Which Motor Needed for this Chevy Suburban EV Conversion?

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What type of electric motor or motors or in wheel motors would I want to use I am interested in converting a 1990 Chevy Scottsdale Suburban to electric.

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Hyundai Motor introduces electric double-decker bus

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In Seoul, Hyundai Motor unveiled an electric double-decker bus—a first of its kind for Hyundai, and part of the company’s effort to help reduce traffic congestion and air pollution. It runs on an independent suspension system in the first driving axle for a more comfortable ride, and a 240 kW wheel motor axle combined with a motor in the second axle that minimizes loss of electricity.

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ORNL researchers reuse hard disk drive magnets in electric motor

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Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have used magnets recovered from used computer hard drives in an electric motor. Materials Motors Recycling

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Honda and General Motors sign MoU toward establishing a strategic alliance in North America

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General Motors and Honda today signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) following extensive preliminary discussions toward establishing a North American automotive alliance. —Mark Reuss, president of General Motors.

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Bollinger Motors previews B2 electric pickup

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Bollinger Motors previewed the all-electric, all-wheel-drive B2 pickup truck. As Bollinger Motors moves through the final stages of the B1, the B2 Pickup became a natural addition to their upcoming vehicle suite of distinctively-designed EV trucks.

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Directly-cooled lighter-weight EV motor made with polymer housing

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Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT are working together with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT to develop a new cooling concept that will enable polymers to be used as EV electric motor housing materials, thereby reducing the weight of the motor and thus, the EV itself. The new cooling concept also significantly increases the power density and efficiency of the motor compared to the state-of-the-art. Electric (Battery) Motors

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BYD electric motor coaches selected for California purchasing contract; available to governmental entities outside CA

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BYD announced that its participation in a California-wide purchasing contract will also allow US transit agencies to leverage California’s purchase power to buy US-built zero-emission BYD battery-electric motor coaches, made by union employees in Lancaster, California.

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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. The research and production center will create electric motors for industries as diverse as electric vehicles (EVs), robotics, HVAC, and last-mile micromobility, in addition to various industrial applications. Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Motors

Lucid Motors announces DreamDrive ADAS, debuting in Lucid Air EV

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Lucid Motors announced DreamDrive, its new advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS). Eugene Lee, Senior Director, ADAS and Autonomous Driving, Lucid Motors. The platform combines what Lucid calls the most comprehensive sensor suite on the market with an advanced driver monitoring system, all standard on the first versions of the Lucid Air EV, scheduled for delivery in early 2021.

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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. Building on the knowledge it has gained from the prototype wheel hub motor it developed, NSK is aiming to commercialize wheel hub components such as the hub unit bearing with built-in speed reducer, the one-way clutch unit, the miniature cage and roller bearing, and the anti-corrosion bearing. NSK Ltd.

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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

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Kia Motors to accelerate diversification of global mobility services

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Kia Motors Corporation plans to expand its partnerships with global mobility companies to meet the needs of a diverse range of customers worldwide. In January, Kia Motors announced its long-term ‘Plan S’ strategy, which outlines the company’s plans to diversify mobility services in strategic regions around the globe.

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Lucid Motors gets real as Saudi funding comes through

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Things just got real for Tesla competitor Lucid Motors. Lucid MotorsThe company, which announced a $1 billion deal with the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund last September, confirmed on Thursday that the investment is complete. That could make Lucid the most realistic competitor to Tesla yet, as it plans to bring its nearly fully developed Lucid Air to.

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Karsan using BMW i3 motors and batteries for 6m electric city bus

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The BMW Group and Turkish manufacturer Karsan have signed an agreement for the supply of BMW i3 motors and batteries for the battery-electric 6-meter city bus “Jest electric”, which is produced in Bursa in Turkey for both the domestic market and for international markets.

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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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waterproofing motor compartment. etc

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

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Germany awards G+L innotec funding for development of fuel cell technology using media gap motor: Project REZEBT

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G+L innotec is an R&D service provider and concentrates on the development of the Media Gap Motor (MGM). The MGM is a permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) with the special feature of a hermetically sealed system in which the stator inner diameter is oversized in relation to the rotor or the permanent magnet outer diameter. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Motors Vehicle Systems

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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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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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Chinese NEVS buys leading in-wheel electric motor manufacturer

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National Electric Vehicles Sweden announced last week that it has bought Protean, a British manufacturer of in-wheel motors for electric cars. wheel motor NEVSIn announcing the tie-up with NEVS, Protean said the acquisition will speed the rollout of its technologies in next generation electric and self-driving cars, and "paves the way for NEVS to deploy Protean.

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Lordstown Motors ad shows electric trucks at work

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Lordstown Motors released the first ad for its Endurance electric pickup truck Thursday—even though first deliveries for the truck remain about a year away. The Endurance was designed primarily as a work vehicle aimed at fleet buyers, and the ad certainly shows that. Chock full of farmers and construction workers, the ad looks like it was. youtube

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Argonne develops lighter, cheaper, more efficient motor for EVs, charging

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Now scientists at Argonne National Labs have developed a lighter, cheaper, and more efficient motor, called HyMag, that can give equivalent. MotorSaving weight and increasing efficiency and power are among the most common goals for electric-car engineers. The biggest breakthroughs in those specs generally come in batteries. But it's not the only place.

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