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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Local Motors and Protean Electric extend strategic partnership

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Autonomous vehicle company Local Motors and in-wheel motor company Protean Electric expanded their long-standing partnership, inking a further three-year deal valued at $7.3 In addition to Local Motors, Protean is currently deeply engaged with four major automotive OEMs.

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Tula Technology presents findings on its Dynamic Motor Drive at the 42nd International Vienna Motor Symposium

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DMD’s application to electric vehicle motors has the potential to increase range while using less energy. DMD is cost-effective, software-driven and does not require hardware changes to the motor or vehicle. Electric (Battery) Fuel Efficiency MotorsTula Technology, Inc.,

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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Yamaha Motor accepting orders for prototype 350kW-class hyper-EV electric motor

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Yamaha Motor has developed an electric motor reaching the industry’s highest class in output density. Since 2020, Yamaha Motor has been accepting commissions for developing prototype electric motors (35–200 kW) for automobiles and other mobility applications.

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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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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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Exro unveils new application for Coil Driver motor controller: optimizing charging and V2G

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Coil Driver is a next-generation dynamic motor controller that expands the capabilities of electric motors by enabling multiple dynamic profiles in operation. Controls and controllers Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Motors V2X

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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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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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Electric vehicles motors

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Electric vehicles motors. The motor is also one of the important components. There are two types of electric motors widely used in electric vehicles to provide power to the wheels. The direct current (DC) motor and the alternating current (AC) motor. .

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.

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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Infinitum Electric raises $40 Million in Series C; PCB motor

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Infinitum Electric, developer of the printed circuit board (PCB) motor ( earlier post ), raised $40 million in Series C funding to scale production of its ultra-high-efficiency, lightweight motors. The investment will be used to expand production of the company’s IEs Series motors for commercial and industrial applications and complete development of its IEm Series motors for the rapidly growing electric vehicle market. Market Background Motors

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HET motor company Linear Labs raises $6M in new funding

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The patented HET motor technology from Linear Labs produces up to twice the torque of competitor motors —or the same torque in half the size—and can also be made using rare-earth or ferrite magnets. The 200 series motors are also 1.7 Electric (Battery) Motors

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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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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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CEO Mary Barra & General Motors Make Sure The Greenius Is Rewarded For His Many Years Of EV Advocacy

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At the same time Chevrolet announced their new Bolt EV with a 238 mile range and even though GM was the one who killed the EV1 electric car and General Motors was one of the worst run corporations on the planet, I decided to give the new government-rescued GM a chance.

SAKOR introduces dynamometer line for testing electric motor efficiency to meet international environmental standards

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The SAKOR units can be used test from two- to eight-pole motors ranging from 10 watts to more than 3 megawatts. These regulations specify how to ensure motors are meeting the efficiency standards that have come into effect or are being phased-in. SAKOR Technologies Inc.,

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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Hyzon Motors’ new eAxle technology for 6x4 Class 8 vehicles delivers up to 97% motor-to-wheel efficiency

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Hyzon Motors, a leading global supplier of hydrogen fuel cell powered commercial vehicles, has developed a new eAxle design which provides extremely high efficiency for 6x4 Class-8 commercial vehicles. Hyzon’s eAxle eliminates right-angle hypoid gears, and uses one motor per wheel with optimized performances both at low speed and high speed. The eAxle can reduce the motor-to-wheel loss as much as 40%, and further allows full torque regenerative braking.

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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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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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Integral e-Drive launches new series of off-the-shelf high performance electric motors

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Electric (Battery) MotorsAs part of its mission to make world-class electric drives accessible, Integral e-Drive has made available a family of three ultra-high-performance machines off-the-shelf in single sample quantities.

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Vicinity Motors releases specs for new medium-duty electric truck

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Canada-based Vicinity Motor Corp. —William Trainer, Founder and CEO of Vicinity Motor. The systems feature a Buy America Compliant 220 kW motor with an Eaton multi-speed transmission.

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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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Volkswagen unveils European ID.4 GTX; dual-motor AWD, 220 kW

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GTX is the first model based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB) to feature dual-motor all-wheel drive. GTX has one electric drive motor on both the front and rear axle. With the dual-motor all-wheel drive, the flagship model of the ID.4

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Hyzon Motors deepens strategic hydrogen mobility partnership with TotalEnergies

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Hyzon Motors ( earlier post ) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with TotalEnergies that reinforces the two companies’ shared commitment to evaluate and develop hydrogen refueling and vehicle supply solutions for long-haul transport to customers across Europe. That is why TotalEnergies Ventures previously invested in Hyzon Motors.

Great Wall Motors sets out hydrogen energy strategy

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

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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Motor and controller company Aeristech closes $7M private placement; SAIC participation

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UK-based Aeristech , a developer of high-speed electric motor and controller technology ( earlier post ), closed a £5.15-million (US$7-million) private funding round led by investors Sabien Technology, Vela Technologies and SAIC Venture Capital, the venture capital arm of China-based automaker SAIC Motor. Aeristech’s key invention so far is a new form of control architecture for permanent magnet variable-speed electric motors.

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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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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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BorgWarner to supply integrated drive module for Hyundai Motor Group A-segment EVs; acquires 89% of AKASOL

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BorgWarner’s integrated drive module (iDM) was selected by the Hyundai Motor Group for its power electric system, which will be used in the upcoming A-segment electric vehicle production, planned to start in mid of 2023. Batteries Electric (Battery) Market Background Motors

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ATLIS Motor Vehicles produces first AMV battery cell

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The XP platform features a configurable battery; four independent traction motors; and intelligent independent steering at each axle.

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A closer look at axial flux motors

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In Issue 49, we reviewed some of the more promising advancements in materials and construction techniques for EV traction motors , one of which—the axial flux design—will be the focus of this article. Magnax’s axial flux inrunner motor design.

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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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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 Last Mile Solutions announces long-term supply agreement with Wuling Motors

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Wuling Motors), a supplier of automotive components and one of China’s leading automotive manufacturers of electric cargo vans and light-duty specialty vehicles.

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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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Hino Motors and REE Automotive partner on electric commercial vehicles

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Hino Motors Co., a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation, and REE Automotive Ltd. The starting point of this collaboration is the FlatFormer concept we showcased at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. Ltd.,

Elon Musk elaborates on Tesla’s new electric motor, teases even crazier motor for new Roadster

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Elon Musk has elaborated on details of Tesla’s new electric motor, the Plaid carbon-wrapped motor, and even teased an even crazier higher RPM version coming to the new Roadster.

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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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