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Former YASA CEO Chris Harris appointed as electric aviation developer Evolito CEO

Evolito, a privately-owned company that is developing and manufacturing electric motors and powertrains for aerospace applications, has announced that former YASA CEO Dr. Chris Harris will join the company as CEO. Evolito was spun out from YASA in July 2021. YASA, a developer of axial-flux electric motors and controllers for the automotive sector, was acquired… Read more »

Mercedes-Benz acquires motor technology firm YASA

Mercedes-Benz has announced the acquisition of YASA, a manufacturer of electric drive technology. YASA will operate as a subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz, but will continue to operate from its headquarters in Oxford, England. YASA will provide electric motors for Mercedes-Benz’s AMG.EA electric platform, while continuing to supply existing automotive supercar customers. YASA says its proprietary axial-flux… Read more »

Axial flux e-motor maker YASA closes £18-million funding round

YASA, a manufacturer of axial-flux electric motors and controllers for hybrids and EVs, has closed an £18-million funding round. YASA says the new funding will enable it to scale to meet growing customer demand from the automotive and aerospace sectors. Investors include Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI) and Inovia Capital, which join existing investors Parkwalk Advisors… Read more »

Motor maker YASA launches 200 kVA controller

YASA, a UK manufacturer of axial-flux electric motors, has announced availability of the first in a new series of motor controllers for EVs and PHEVs. The Si400 controller delivers 200 kVA from a 5-liter package. The 12.8 lb controller features thermal management, including dielectric oil cooling, and is compatible with induction, permanent magnet and axial-flux… Read more »

YASA signs innovation agreement with automotive OEM

Electric motor manufacturer YASA has announced the signing of a long-term joint innovation agreement with an unidentified global automotive OEM. The two companies will collaborate to develop custom electric motor and controller solutions for the OEM’s line of EVs and PHEVs. “This agreement brings together one of the world’s best-known automotive manufacturers with YASA, the… Read more »

UK motor manufacturer YASA secures £15 million in funding, opens new factory

Motor manufacturer YASA, which was spun out from the University of Oxford in 2009, has raised £15 million in a new round of funding, bringing the total raised by the company to £35 million. The company also announced the signing of long-term development and supply agreements with several automotive customers, and the opening of a… Read more »

YASA Motors secures 5 million pounds in funding

UK-based YASA Motors has secured an additional £5 million in funding. The new equity finance has been raised from a combination of existing and new investors, and will be used to increase production capacity and to expand the company’s commercial activities. YASA manufactures a highly differentiated axial flux electric motor and generator based on its… Read more »

Rolls-Royce’s Spirit of Innovation electric plane makes maiden flight

Rolls-Royce’s all-electric Spirit of Innovation recently took to the skies for the first time. The company hopes to use the sleek and stylish e-plane to set a new world speed record of over 300 mph later this year. The aircraft took off from the UK Ministry of Defence’s storied Boscombe Down site, and flew for… Read more »

Three Super Bowl EV ads: LeBron likes GM’s electric Hummer, Arya adores Audi, Porsche Taycan takes off

EV ads are becoming a part of the Super Bowl tradition, and this year set a new record, as no less than three EV ads appeared. For those who follow the art form of TV commercials, the Super Bowl is the equivalent of Cannes or Sundance. Ad industry journals, car mags and the EV press… Read more »

Rolls-Royce hopes to shatter electric airplane speed record

A partnership led by Rolls-Royce is building an electric aircraft that it hopes will reach a top speed of over 300 mph and beat the previous speed record of 210 mph set in 2017 by Siemens. The project is part of a Rolls-Royce initiative called Accelerating the Electrification of Flight (ACCEL), which is partly funded… Read more »