Posts Tagged: YASA Motors

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 »

Alvant’s aluminum matrix composites boast 40% weight savings for electric motor rotors

Innovate UK is sponsoring a number of competitions to spur companies to develop emissions-reducing vehicle technologies, with millions of pound in grant money for the winners. One of these is Make it Lighter with Less, which aims to improve the efficiency and performance of electric motors. This project is led by Alvant, a specialist in… 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 »

Xtrac’s new EV transmission system features dual motors with torque vectoring

Xtrac’s new P1227 gearbox family was developed to address the growing demand for single-speed, lightweight EV transmissions. It can be integrated with motors from BorgWarner, GKN and YASA, all of which worked with Xtrac to integrate their technologies into the transmission. The P1227’s dual electric motors provide inherent torque vectoring capabilities, and the system is… 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 »