Tier 1 supplier Napino Auto & Electronics has forged a commercial licensing agreement with Israel-based EVR Motors, the inventor of a newly designed and patented motor topology – the Trapezoidal Stator – Radial Flux Permanent Magnet (TS – RFPM) topology to develop and manufacture motors for electric two-wheelers in India.
This is EVR Motors' second partnership in India; earlier it had inked a partnership with Omega Seiki Mobility for the electric three-wheeler segment.
The TSRF technology is said to be distinctive because of its lightweight and compact design. The proprietary TS Topology has a unique trapezoidal tooth shape core structure, which improves flux distribution, reduces leakage, and gives superior heat dissipation with good thermal capacity. The TS topology can be tailored for a wide variety of requirements and enable multiple variations based on the same design and tooling. The air-cooled motor for two-wheeler application weighs under 7kg, has a diameter of 130mm and is said to be a perfect fit for Indian electric two-wheeler applications. The modular voltage range is between 48- 96V.
The partners will pool in their expertise of designing and manufacturing the all-new TSRF motors at Napino's manufacturing facility.
Vaibhav Raheja, joint MD, Napino said, “This partnership will help us build a stronger EV portfolio. These high -performance motors of up to 17KW, would allow us to cater to the premium EV segment. We are excited about bringing these products into the EV space.”
Naveen Kumar, group CEO, Napino said, “Our partnership with EVR for manufacturing their high-class power and torque density electric motors is a practical solution for the Indian market. The TSRF motor offers enhanced flux density thus reducing the motor size and related costs without compromising performance.”
Opher Doron, CEO, EVR Motors said, “Meeting the growing demand for electric motors and accelerating EV adoption in India is only possible when joining hands with a leading automotive player. "
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