Remy is developing a non-rare earth version of its power-dense HVH motors. The more economical motors are designed to complement the existing product line, as they will fit in the same packaging and use the same vehicle mounts.
Vehicles using the new motors will lose a bit of efficiency compared to the current Remy line of permanent magnet motors, but they will be cheaper. Customers can calculate the advantages of the better price point versus the moderate loss of performance.
“We think that’s an interesting offer,” says Remy hybrid sales VP Kent Jones.
Start-up Via Motors plans to use the new Remy motors in its Vtrux line of extended-range electric vehicles (F&F, January 16).
Motors from Remy power electric drive vehicles from manufacturers ranging from ALTe to Mercedes. “Remy’s patented HVH electric motor platform has powered over 100,000 vehicles with over 2 billion kilometers of proven reliability,” said a release at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this month, where Remy motors were publicized for the Jeep Grand Cherokee-based Amp GCE by Amp Electric vehicles.
The battery electric SUV “combines two of Remy’s road-tested HVH 250 electric motors with Amp’s proprietary technology for SUVs and full-sized vehicles,” states a release. It “will provide a competitive entry point for companies to add ‘green’ vehicles to their fleet, and an attractive consumer alternative in the retail market.”
Single-charge range of the Jeep-based Amp GCE will be as much as 100 miles, Remy said.
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