Saietta announces major order from the USA

The British electric drive specialist Saietta is selling 3,000 of its electric drive systems to Ayro, a US manufacturer of so-called ‘low-speed electric vehicles’. The electric drive systems will be used in the new Ayro Vanish model, which will go into production later this year.

Deliveries of the powertrains are scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2023, Saietta wrote in a statement. The company specialises in electric drive solutions for use in light vehicles such as scooters, motorbikes, rickshaws and urban delivery vehicles, and also refers to “lightweight mobility”. The modular design of the system means that the core technology can be “quickly tailored to customer-specific applications and thus customised solutions can be delivered quickly and cost-effectively”.

According to the British, precisely such a rapid, customised adaptation of the electric drive has now taken place with regard to the Ayro Vanish. After twelve months of “close cooperation”, a system tailored to Ayro has been developed, they say. The Vanish is a vehicle for “campus mobility, last-mile delivery and micro-distribution” that will go into production later this year, Saietta says.

The company usually designs its solutions around its proven axial flow motor (AFT). This is designed to provide high torque, high power and high efficiency at low voltage and speed for urban applications, according to the company’s headquarters. The company’s first commercial electric motor is the AFT140i, which also houses a fully integrated control unit and cooling system in its housing, which in turn is coupled to a specially designed transmission.

Incidentally, at the IAA Transportation 2022, the British electric drive specialist presented a fully integrated electric axle drive for light commercial vehicles with up to two tonnes of gross vehicle weight. The first prototype of the Dutch company Duracar with the electric axle, which is intended for last-mile transport, was also presented at the trade fair.

Saietta is currently on an expansion course: in 2021, the company bought the Dutch company e-Traction Europe from the Evergrande New Energy Vehicle Group. In 2022, the British company also took over a former ZF plant in Sunderland, England.


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