Jan 5, 2023 - 02:45 pm
Elaphe & McLaren team up on powertrain development
Slovenia’s electric motor specialist Elaphe has agreed on a strategic partnership with McLaren Applied. They are developing a powertrain that combines Elaphe’s in-wheel motors and vehicle control with McLaren Applied’s inverter technology.
Nov 14, 2022 - 04:07 pm
Torqeedo moves into new headquarters in Bavaria
Torqeedo, the company specialising in marine electric drives, has opened a new 8,300 m2 building near Munich. The new headquarters now houses all business activities, including research, development, and production, under one roof.
Jul 9, 2022 - 03:36 pm
Posco International will manufacture EV motor cores in Mexico
Posco International has begun construction of an EV components plant in Ramos Arizpe, northeastern Mexico, and says this will be its first factory in North America. The subsidiary of the South Korean steel company expects to complete construction early next year and will focus on motor cores.
Mar 27, 2022 - 04:02 pm
Vitesco records major earnings from electrification
Vitesco Technologies has published its 2021 earnings and the focus on 800-Volt technology was paying off. E-mobility products made up almost half of their revenue last year. The news also saw the company announcing another major order worth around two billion euros for its latest electric drive system.
Nov 4, 2021 - 07:48 pm
Bedeo buys in-wheel motor specialist Protean from NEVS
In-wheel motor specialist Protean Electric is getting a new owner. The British EV supplier and manufacturer Bedeo is taking over from National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), an Evergrande subsidiary that is currently feeling the parent company’s troubles.
Apr 8, 2019 - 01:42 pm
Torqeedo electrifies LifeCraft
Torqeedo has developed an electric drive for the lifeboat called LifeCraft made by the Danish company Viking. LifeCraft is an inflatable, motor-driven lifeboat for the evacuation of ship passengers at sea, which offers space for up to 203 people.
Apr 8, 2019 - 12:39 pm
Will Tesla Models S and X get a reluctance motor?
Tesla apparently plans to switch from the three-phase asynchronous to the reluctance motor on their Model S as well as the Model X. As far as the Model 3 is concerned, it looks as if the first U.S. deliveries of the new basic version are still to come.
Jun 16, 2018 - 02:20 pm
Renault invests €1 billion in electric mobility
Renault has announced their plan to invest about 1 billion euros into the expansion of development and production of electrified vehicles in France. Specifically, the manufacturer is planning to develop a new alliance platform for electric vehicles in the Douai factory.
Jun 5, 2018 - 07:45 pm
Ansmann launches multi-use e-bike drives
Ansmann will present various solutions for electric bikes at this year’s Eurobike in July. Their focus is on hub motors with no less than six novel variants. Moreover, Ansmann integrated an automatic gearshift developed by Schaeffler into its drive system.
May 1, 2018 - 05:26 pm
Nidec to invest in new e-motor factory in China
The Japanese electric motor manufacturer Nidec is planning to invest about 274 million dollars into a manufacturing facility in China. The new factory in Pinghu near Shanghai is supposed to begin serial production of traction motors for electrified vehicles in 2019.
Apr 20, 2018 - 06:36 pm
Daimler working on cooperation with Geely
Daimler is currently evaluating cooperation options with the Chinese Geely. They are analyzing potentially releasing an EV platform, among other things, which could be sold to other manufacturers.
Mar 22, 2018 - 07:23 pm
ZF invests 2 billion euros into R&D
The automobile supplier ZF has announced a further expansion of their research and development work. This time, they plan to invest more than 2 billion euros. A large part of that sum is to go into electric drive systems.
Feb 28, 2018 - 06:48 pm
Skoda got a surprise in stall for Vision X hybrid study
Skoda is looking into electrification and has been prepping a hybrid concept for Geneva reportedly. Now new details of the Vision X have surfaced that set the hybrid SUV apart from the usual tribe of the Volkswagen brands as it features its very own drive.