Posts Tagged: EV Motors

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 »

Brandauer’s laminate production process aims for a slice of the EV motor market

A Birmingham-based stamping specialist is pressing the button on a £1-million project to develop a new process to support the UK’s acceleration into the EV market. Brandauer has secured over £300,000 of funding from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to help it set up a high-volume electric motor stack line to produce the thin laminates… Read more »

Linear Labs raises $6 million to expand EV motor manufacturing in Texas

Electric motor manufacturer Linear Labs has raised an additional $6 million in funding to further develop manufacturing capabilities and grow its employee base. The new capital raise comes shortly after the announcement of a $68.9-million partnership with the City of Fort Worth, Texas, which includes an incentive package for Linear Labs’ plans to develop an… Read more »

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 »