Posts Tagged: Electric Motors

Hitachi establishes new EV motor company

Hitachi Automotive Systems recently established a spinoff—Hitachi Automotive Electric Motor Systems America—for the development, manufacture and sale of EV motors. The new company, led by President Shingo Nakamura, will utilize the existing 260,000 square-meter Hitachi office and manufacturing facilities in Berea City, Kentucky. Full production is expected to start in 2022, depending on the effects… Read more »

BorgWarner to build integrated drive module for Ford Mustang Mach-E

BorgWarner has announced that it is building an Integrated Drive Module (iDM) for Ford’s new all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV. The iDM comes complete with a BorgWarner thermal-management system and a gearbox integrated with a motor and power electronics from other suppliers.  “Our knowledge of system integration, paired with our gearing proficiency, allows us to design… Read more »

Linear Labs to mass-produce new hub motor in Texas for light EV and marine applications

Electric motor maker Linear Labs has announced that starting this September, it will be mass-producing its high-torque M200 e-mobility motor for off-the-shelf use. The announcement comes on the heels of a $68.9-million economic incentive deal with the city of Fort Worth to bring advanced automation manufacturing to the Texas metropolis. The company will start with… Read more »

Learn about state-of-the-art magnetic alloys for EV motors: watch the free webcast

A new generation of stator and rotor materials offer 25% higher induction and 30% lower losses than conventional electrical steel, resulting in a significantly higher power and torque density compared to conventional materials. In a new webcast session recently announced at the Charged Virtual Conference on EV Engineering, Nir Vaks—Global Director at Carpenter Electrification—will lead… Read more »

Tesla files patent for new type of stator

The diversity of electric motors used in today’s EVs is quite striking. Motor-makers have a huge range of choices, from materials to rotor and stator designs, and they’ve explored many different possibilities. In April, teardown specialist Sandy Munro analyzed 10 leading EV motors and developed a comprehensive side-by-side comparison report. Designing a motor involves trade-offs… Read more »

Specialized motor materials and constructions (Part 2)

The previous article in this two-part series looked at specialized materials that are (or will be) used in motors; the focus this time will be on the innovative methods of construction that make motors more suitable for EV traction applications. Separating the wheat from the chaff is especially important here, because hyperbole (and outright fantasy)… Read more »

How to ensure EV traction motor magnets aren’t pushed beyond their operating limits

Avoiding motor demagnetization: John Wanjiku, Technical Specialist at Mentor Graphics, explains the goals of a detailed traction motor design analysis. Neodymium permanent magnets are used in EV traction motors because of their powerful magnetic fields and relatively strong resistance to demagnetization, but they tend to lose their magnetism when exposed to excessive operating temperatures, opposing… Read more »

Linear Labs to build new electric motor plant in Texas

The city of Fort Worth and electric motor company Linear Labs have signed a $68.9-million economic incentive package. Linear Labs plans to secure a 500,000-square-foot manufacturing facility to support thousands of new, skilled jobs over the next 10 years. The research and production center will create electric motors for EVs, robotics, HVAC and last-mile micromobility,… Read more »

Lordstown announces exclusive licensing agreement with Elaphe for in-wheel hub motors

Lordstown Motors has announced an exclusive licensing agreement with Elaphe Propulsion Technologies. Elaphe will develop the in-wheel motor that will be used in Lordstown’s upcoming Endurance pickup truck—the motors will be built by Lordstown employees at the company’s Ohio headquarters. Initial setup of the 20,000-square-foot production line has already begun. Lordstown will begin using the… Read more »

Specialized motor materials and constructions (Part 1)

When demand drives innovation, the state of the art can progress quite rapidly, but if the demand is not there yet, the end result is often the proverbial “solution in search of a problem.” One of the most prominent examples of this is the lithium-ion battery, which was developed in the 1970s, but didn’t really… Read more »