Ltd. Napino Auto & Electronics, the Indian manufacturer and supplier of systems for the automotive industry, has announced the signing of a cooperation agreement with the start-up company EVR Motors from Petah Tikva, which has developed a new topology of electric motors with twice the weight and size of existing motors. Under the agreement Napino will partner with EVR to develop and manufacture lightweight electric motors for all future two-wheeled vehicle models it will manufacture in India.
Napino is one of India’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of electrical components to the automotive industry. The company is a supplier of most motorcycle and scooter manufacturers in India. Its worldwide collaborations include companies such as: Continental and Shindengen.
The new start-up technology of the trapezoidal stator TS – RFPM (Trapezoidal Stator Radial Flux Permanent Magnet) is unique in that it is lightweight and small in size. TS topology has a unique core structure in the form of a serrated trapezoid that increases the magnetic flux and improves heat dissipation. The TS topology can be adapted to a wide range of requirements and allows the production of a variety of different versions. The EVR motor developed for a two-wheeled vehicle weighs less than 7 kg, has a diameter of 130 mm and operates at voltages of 48V-96V.
The collaboration between Napino and EVR will advance the electric vehicle industry which will be characterized by lower costs, higher performance, alongside exploiting the benefits of existing radial flux motors. Thanks to this technology, the engine weight of the EVR is smaller than conventional engines and it provides more powerful capabilities. Napino and EVR will combine the expertise of the two companies in the design and manufacture of engines at Napino’s Advanced Production Site.
Ofer Doron, CEO of EVR Motors: “We are excited about the strategic partnership with Napino, a leading Tier 1 supplier, for the production and commercialization of EVR engines in the Indian market. Partnering with a leading Indian manufacturer of vehicles is essential to meet the growing demand in India for electric vehicles and accelerated adoption of such vehicles. “Combining our technology with Napino’s high capabilities in engineering and manufacturing will bring about the change that will make the world more sustainable and improve the quality of life in India.”
Weibhab Rajaja, managing partner at Napino added that “the partnership will allow us to build a stronger basket of products and through high-performance motors with up to 17KW of power we will be able to compete in the luxury electric vehicle sector. We are excited to bring these products to the electric vehicle market.”
Nabin Kumar, CEO of Napino Group noted: “Our collaboration with EVR for the production of powerful electric motors and compressed torque is a practical solution for the Indian market. The TSRF motor offers a stronger radial flux and thereby reduces the size of the motor without any compromise in performance. ”
As mentioned, the first EVR Motors engines are air-cooled and water-protected 48/96 volts and are designed for two-wheeled or three-wheeled electric vehicles. These motors provide a power of 17kW, a torque of 40 Nm, and weigh only 9 kg, with a volume of 2.7 liters. The company is currently developing additional motors, designed for a wide range of applications in the world of electric transport.
EVR Motors has so far raised $ 10 million in lime funding from several investors, led by Marius Nacht, one of Israel’s leading figures in serial entrepreneurship, founding technology companies and high-tech investments, and participating in Teramips Technologies, which funds innovative technology ideas, alongside SIBF and Varana Capital. In addition, EVR received grants from the Innovation Authority and the BIRD Fund. EVR is currently working on recruiting Round A in order to accelerate market penetration, increase production capacity and develop additional engines.