Magna working on next gen electric motor

In the USA, Magna is now working with the Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of Wisconsin-Madison to develop an electric motor with a significantly higher power density and lower costs. The project is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

The aim of the project is to create an electric motor with a peak output of 125 kW that has eight times more power density than today’s electric motors for half the cost. The Canadian-Austrian automotive supplier gives the analogy that this is like pouring a gallon of milk into a pint-sized container (or just under 4 litres of milk into a half-litre container). Magna wants to reduce costs by eliminating the use of rare earth permanent magnets.


DOE awards Magna a grant to develop and ‘auto qualify’ advanced motor; 1/2 the cost, 8x power density


Ken Notes: Wouldn`t it be cool to build these in Wisconsin!!!

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