We are happy to announce our cluster has a new member, the project VOLTCAR: New electrical motor technology for the vehicle industry
To fight climate change, the transportation sector has been transitioning towards electric vehicles. Unfortunately, despite the benefits of such a move, the dependence of current electric traction motors on rare earth permanent magnet materials is costly and causes supply risk.
The EU-funded VOLTCAR project will provide a revolutionary technology that allows for an impactful reduction of these materials while exceeding the state-of-art performance, cost and reliability requirements. The renewed design methodology and resulting novel high-speed motor could offer improved sustainability, allowing for circular value chains, recycling and reduced use of rare resources. Moreover, it would improve the power density of the motors and the energy efficiency of the vehicles and finally offer improved durability and lower costs.
The project, sister project to cluster members EM-TECH project and MAXIMA is coordinated by VTTJenni Pippuri-Mäkeläinen, Communication and Dissemination lead RTD Talos Melinda Danai Kathy. Supported by CINEA – European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency, the project is contributing to the goals of 2Zero .