Posts Tagged: EV Motors

Draper wins patent for electrostatic motor

Draper is developing a family of electric motors and generators based on fundamentally different principles from common e-motors used today. Underpinning the initiative is a recent patent on aspects of the technology. Draper says its approach to electric motors has numerous advantages over conventional electric motors, including lower weight, higher efficiency, higher specific power and… Read more »

ArcelorMittal invests in electrical steel plant for EV motors

ArcelorMittal is investing €13 million in its plant in Saint Chély d’Apcher, France, which specializes in iCARe electrical steels for the automotive sector.  The company has been undergoing a series of transformations as a supplier for the electromobility market. Its iCARe range of electrical steels for automotive traction motors is a flagship product range. The… Read more »

Schaeffler starts mass production of electric motors for hybrids and EVs

Schaeffler, a manufacturer of electric drivetrain technology, will begin mass production of hybrid modules, hybrid drive units and all-electric axle transmissions.  Along with a series of mass production orders for electric motors in the passenger car sector, Schaeffler has recently entered the heavy-duty applications segment for commercial vehicles. The company has announced a mass production… Read more »

BorgWarner launches 800-volt electric motor for commercial vehicles

BorgWarner’s latest High Voltage Hairpin (HVH) electric motor, the HVH 320, is designed to power a variety of commercial EVs. Production of the HVH 320, which is equipped with 800-volt capabilities and is available in four variants, is expected to kick off in 2024. Its multifaceted platform will deliver over 400 kW of power at… Read more »

New magnetic material could improve EV motor efficiency

Toshiba has developed a new magnetic material with characteristics that could improve motor efficiency at low cost. Motors account for approximately half of the world’s electric power consumption. Toshiba says its new material boosts energy conversion efficiency when used as the wedges in motors, particularly in medium-to-large induction motors. The material can be installed at… Read more »

More conductive copper could increase motor efficiency

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) claim to have increased the conductivity of copper wire by about five percent. That may seem like a small amount, but it could make a big difference in motor efficiency. Higher conductivity would also mean that less copper would be needed for the same efficiency, which could reduce… Read more »

Saietta secures UK research contract for Axial Flux Traction motor

Oxfordshire tech company Saietta has won a grant through the UK’s Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to ramp up production of its Axial Flux Traction (AFT) motor. The APC research contract will enable Saietta to increase annual motor production capacity to 150,000 and enable the hiring of 150 to 250 engineers in the first round of… Read more »

EIT InnoEnergy invests in in-wheel-drive maker Elaphe

EIT InnoEnergy has announced a €4.2-million investment in Elaphe Propulsion Technologies, a maker of EV in-wheel-drive technology. EIT InnoEnergy’s investment will serve as a springboard to secure further growth while giving Elaphe access to EIT’s sustainable energy and mobility innovation networks.  Elaphe says its fully modular platform combines the in-wheel powertrain with software capable of… Read more »

Saint-Gobain’s RENCOL Thermoclad bi-metallic tolerance ring for EV motors

Saint-Gobain‘s first bi-metallic tolerance ring, RENCOL Thermoclad, is designed to help automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers achieve heat transfer properties in EV motor applications, cutting down on the manufacturing time and space required by adhesives or heat-shrink press-fit. The company says RENCOL Thermoclad’s thermal transfer coefficient is competitive with leading adhesives, yet does not… Read more »