E-Motor company Linear Labs partners Abtery Advanced Drive Systems for global reach

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 02 May 2019


Linear Labs Hunstable Electric Turbine (HET)

US-based smart electric motor start up Linear Labs, has announced a partnership with Swedish electric powertrain designer Abtery. Under the partnership Linear Labs will provide a license to the patented technology of the Hunstable Electric Turbine (HET) to Abtery to elevate the company’s electric mobility solutions with the highest torque and efficiency offering available.

Linear Labs was founded in 2014, and is working on developing what it says next generation of electric motor for cars, scooters, robots, wind turbines and even HVAC systems. The company has over 50 patents filed, of which 21 are already issued, while 29 patents are pending.  The Linear Labs HET is claimed to be an entirely new class of motor that uses multiple rotors in ways never before devised and that have the ability to adapt to conditions while in motion.

Compared to the top permanent magnet motor on the market, it produces two times the torque density, three times the power density, two times the output per given motor size and minimum 10 percent more range, ideally designed for mobility applications.

Commenting on the partnership, Brad Hunstable, CEO, Linear Labs, said: “The partnership between Abtery and Linear Labs is a strategic move for both companies. They now have a superior electric motor to offer as the heart of their electric propulsion system designs and Linear Labs has a partner that is working with the world’s leading manufacturers to develop the future of mobility applications.”

Abtery, based in Gothenburg, Sweden, focuses on various facets for the growing electric vehicle market, including automotive, aviation, micro-mobility (scooters) and marine industries. Situated in one of the world’s most sustainably forward-thinking communities in Europe. Abtery currently provides services to many leading manufacturers through confidential agreements. Notable additional clients include Elise aviation and Sarvo, an electric luxury boat manufacturer.

Martin De la Vega, CEO, Abtery, said: “The Hunstable Electric Turbine (HET) will give our partners a clear advantage in the highly competitive electric mobility space. We see its uses to be infinite in terms of reaching our clients’ elevated performance, size, weight and range requirements.”
With the high performance of Linear Labs’ HET, and its high-power density and safety levels, Abtery will be able to enter into industries that previously were the sole domain of internal combustion engines (ICE). All applications, where performance and safety are of essence will become a new target for sustainable electric propulsion.

Linear Labs has also recently announced the successful closing of a $4.5 million (Rs 31 crore) seed round, led by Science and Kindred Ventures with participation from investors Chris and Crystal Sacca, Saltwater Ventures, Dynamic Signal CEO Russ Fradin, former Masergy CEO Chris MacFarland and Ustream co-founder Dr Gyula Feher.