Mahle showcases magnet-free electric motor at Expo Dubai

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 02 Oct 2021


The Mahle Group is showcasing its products at Expo Dubai, which opened on October 1 and goes on till March 31, 2022. The Stuttgart-based automotive supplier is represented as a partner of the German Land of Baden-Württemberg alongside 13 other companies in the Land’s own pavilion.

At the World Expo, Mahle is presenting its latest innovations for e-mobility. The highlight is the new magnet-free electric motor recently unveiled by the technology group. Visitors can also learn more about the company’s activities in the areas of battery cooling, electric vehicle charging, and e-bikes. E-mobility is one of MAHLE’s fast-growing strategic technology fields. By 2030, the company aims to increase its share of sales generated independently of the passenger car combustion engine from 60 to 75 percent. The Land of Baden-Wurttemberg is the only region, alongside 192 nations, that will have its own pavilion at the international exhibition, which runs until March 31, 2022.

“We are very pleased to be a partner of the Land of Baden-Wurttemberg at the Expo. The World Expo is a global stage where we can present our innovative strength to an international audience,” says Michael Frick, Chairman of the Mahle Management Board (ad interim) and CFO. “Our solutions are aimed at rapidly establishing climate-friendly alternative drive systems such as e-mobility in the markets.”

Mahle, an expert for vehicle drive systems and temperature control and a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry, uses its extensive know-how to develop integrated modular and systems solutions for e-mobility applications. The technology group will also be showcasing its broad range of technologies for the future of mobility, from charging technologies and battery systems to electric motors, at the Expo.

The magnet-free motor from Mahle represents a revolution in the development of electric motors as it brings together strengths of different electric motor concepts that could not previously be combined. The electric motor concept is not dependent on rare earth elements, making it particularly sustainable and low-cost. It runs wear-free and achieves efficiency levels only seen in the drives for Formula E race cars to date. It can be used in a wide variety of vehicles—from passenger cars to commercial vehicles.

In addition, Mahle is presenting an intelligent fast charging system from its corporate start-up chargeBIG with outputs of up to 750 kW, as well as a new battery cooling system that protects the batteries from overheating, enabling fast charging in just a few minutes. Exhibits will also include Mahle technologies for pedelecs. The Group’s particular strength is the use of compact and lightweight rear wheel hub motors, batteries, electronic control units, and other pedelec components that can be integrated unobtrusively into the bicycle. The hardware is supplemented by an integrated connectivity solution featuring mobile and web-based apps.