Toyota Motor Europe invests in EODev to expand hydrogen solutions

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Toyota Motor Europe (TME) has become a direct shareholder in EODev ( Energy Observer Developments ). EODev—along with its partners—is positioning itself as a leading European designer, assembler and distributor zero-emission energy systems on an industrial scale.

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Nissan Leaf Motor torque

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I am looking to use a Nissan Leaf motor for my swap. Electric MotorsHello all! First post! I will not be using the reduction gears, so I was wondering if someone knew what was the torque number is before reduction. Thank you!

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Toshiba develops new magnetic material that delivers improved motor energy conversion efficiency

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Toshiba Corporation has developed a new magnetic material with characteristics that deliver major improvements in motor efficiency at minimum cost, and with the potential to win significant reductions in power consumption. pt (the measure for comparing motor efficiency.

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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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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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Draper awarded patent on electrostatic motors; family under development

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is developing a new family of electric motors and generators based on electrostatic, rather than electromagnetic principles. Almost all electric motors today use magnetism to generate torque. For centuries, engineers have known that forces from electric fields can also be harnessed to build motors, but these so-called electrostatic motors were too weak and problematic to compete with their electromagnetic counterparts. US20190253000A1: Electrostatic motor.

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Great Wall Motors sets out hydrogen energy strategy

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China-based Great Wall Motors (GWM) released its hydrogen energy strategy.

Schaeffler secures volume orders for commercial vehicle electric traction motors, hybrid modules

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Schaeffler has secured a volume production order to supply electric motors to a key manufacturer in the commercial vehicle sector, starting in 2023. Schaeffler’s modular electric motor systems cover the power spectrum from 20 kW to more than 300 kW and battery voltages between 48V and 800V.

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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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Types of Motor and use of Controller in Electric Vehicles

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Types of motor and use of Controller in Electric vehicles. The Controller is the Electric Vehicle’s Carburetor, the need for a controller arises when an electric vehicle uses a BLDC motor for its working. The types of Motor used in Electric Vehicles. BLDC motor.

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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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. By comparison, even the best standard permanent magnet motors in use today would offer 5kW per kg.

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ORNL composite increases current capacity of copper wires; ultra-efficient, power-dense electric motors

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Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created a composite that increases the electrical current capacity of copper wires, providing a new material that can be scaled for use in ultra-efficient, power-dense electric vehicle traction motors. Electric (Battery) Materials Motors

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For Sale: em57 leaf motor couplers

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About a year ago I scored a great deal on a gen2 leaf motor, which changed my ev plans. Being there was no good way to adapted to the motor shaft, I spent a good long time designing this coupler. gen 2 leaf motor (EM57) shaft coupler. For Sale: em57 leaf motor couplers.

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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Dana expands TM4 SUMO HP motor and inverter series

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Dana Incorporated has introduced an expanded family of Dana TM4 SUMO HP electric motors and inverters, including the HV1000 and HV2500. These high-performance motors and inverters are engineered to offer maximum flexibility, enabling direct-drive, series-hybrid, or parallel-hybrid applications. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Hybrids Motors Power Electronics

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Electric motor company Aeristech expanding into aviation; HyFlyer II partnership

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Aeristech, a developer of electric motor technology, is expanding into aerospace. Aeristech’s aerospace facility will enable the company to begin offering its expertise in market-leading power-dense electric motors and motor controllers to the aerospace sector, including for hydrogen fuel-cell compressors, which will make it possible to reduce aviation emissions. The patented system enables motors capable of accelerating to 160,000 rpm in less than a second.

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Canadian company AK Motor International introduces new EV brand: Maple Majestic

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Canada-based AK Motor International Corporation, an automotive intellectual property management company, is launching a new electric vehicle brand: Maple Majestic. According to AK Motor, many electric vehicles still remain woefully ill-prepared for harsh climates.

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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IDTechEx: despite efforts to reduces rare-earth use, percentage of permanent magnet-based EV motors rising

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While there has been much publicity and technical development towards rare-earth reduction in vehicle motors, in practice the market is seeing an increase in the number of permanent magnet motors. Electric (Battery) Market Background Materials Motors

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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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Hyundai Motor Group unveils TIGER uncrewed ultimate mobility vehicle concept

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Hyundai Motor Group has revealed TIGER (Transforming Intelligent Ground Excursion Robot), the company’s second Ultimate Mobility Vehicle (UMV) ( earlier post ) and the first designed to be uncrewed.

Saietta Group wins APC grant to bring production of axial flux traction electric motor to 150k units per year

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UK-based tech company Saietta has won a major grant , through the UK’s Advanced Propulsion Center (APC) that will fast-track the first stage of the production process ramp-up for its innovative Axial Flux Traction (AFT) electric motor. Electric (Battery) Market Background Motors

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Infinitum Electric to develop hybrid assist motor for leading automotive supplier

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Infinitum Electric, developer of the printed circuit board (PCB) motor ( earlier post ), announced an agreement with a leading US automotive supplier to support the development of a hybrid vehicle. Infinitum Electric is enabling this transition with its IEm Series of motors.

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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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Lucid Motors completes first phase of construction of EV factory

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Lucid Motors announced completion of the first phase of construction at the new Lucid AMP-1 (Advanced Manufacturing Plant) factory in Casa Grande, AZ, with the commissioning of production equipment and processes underway ahead of start of production for Lucid Air in Spring of 2021.

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Hyundai Motor Group to acquire controlling interest in mobile robot firm Boston Dynamics

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Hyundai Motor Group will acquire a controlling interest in the mobile robot firm Boston Dynamics from Softbank in a deal that values Boston Dynamics at $1.1 Hyundai Motor Group’s affiliates—Hyundai Motor Co.,

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Volvo Cars invests in designing and developing electric motors in-house

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Volvo Cars says that it is making significant investments that allow for the in-house design and development of electric motors for the next generation of Volvo models, as the company continues to move towards becoming a fully electric car maker.

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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

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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Lucid Motors unveils Lucid Air luxury electric sedan

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Lucid Motors unveiled the Lucid Air battery-electric luxury sedan, which will start at less than US$80,000. With up to 1,080 horsepower available in a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive architecture, the Lucid Air is able to achieve quarter-mile times as quick as 9.9

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ATLIS Motor Vehicles and Clemson University partner to advance development of EV batteries

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ATLIS Motor Vehicles, Inc. and Clemson University have partnered to advance development of electric-vehicle batteries that charge faster, last longer and can be scaled to fit a variety of vehicle classes.

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.

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Hyundai Motor and INEOS partnering on driving hydrogen economy forward

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Hyundai Motor Company and INEOS signed a memorandum of understanding to explore new opportunities to accelerate the global hydrogen economy. In 2018, Hyundai Motor Group announced its mid- to long-term roadmap, Fuel Cell Vision 2030, to increase annual production of hydrogen fuel cell systems to 700,000 units by 2030.

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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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DeMoBat project developing robot-assisted dismantling for EV batteries and motors

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In Germany, the DeMoBat collaborative project is developing a robot-assisted dismantling factory for traction batteries and electric motors for EVs. The same applies to the electric motors, in which the rare earth permanent magnets and the copper coils are particularly valuable components.

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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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Hyundai Motor to accelerate transition into smart mobility solution provider

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Hyundai Motor Company announced an updated roadmap for its future business Strategy 2025 at the 2020 CEO Investor Day’ forum held virtually in Seoul. Hyundai Motor’s updated strategy aims to achieve three major directives: Enhancing competitiveness of its automotive business through electrification; Establishing a foundation for becoming a leading mobility service; and. Hyundai Motor also unveiled its mid- to long-term financial goals, which include an investment of KRW 60.1

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MG Motor unveils Cyberster electric sports car concept

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MG has revealed first images of its Cyberster electric concept vehicle before its debut at the 2021 Shanghai Motor Show this month. more… The post MG Motor unveils Cyberster electric sports car concept appeared first on Electrek.

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ams introduces new position sensors for high-speed electric motors for vehicles

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The ams AS5147U is an intelligent magnetic rotary position sensor chip for use in electric motors that run at speeds up to 28,000rpm. Benefits include: Enable more efficient operation of high-speed motors. Market Background Motors Sensors Vehicle Systems

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Electric Motor for my Draco 2500 25ft Sports Cruiser

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Electric Motor for my Draco 2500 25ft Sports Cruiser. So, have the boat, just the shell, no engine at all, in the past these were powered by 2 x 140 HP Mercury 3,0 engines (170kW).

Hyundai Motor Group reveals E-GMP; first dedicated BEV platform, for next-generation BEV line-up

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Hyundai Motor Group has unveiled its new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), a dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV) platform. —Albert Biermann, President and Head of R&D Division for Hyundai Motor Group.

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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. The permanent magnets made from rare earth elements were reused without alteration in an axial gap motor, which can be adapted for use in electric vehicles and industrial machinery. Materials Motors Recycling

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