Oxford electric motor factory officially opened

A new government-backed facility which manufactures electric motors has officially been opened in Oxford. University of Oxford’s spinout YASA’s 100,000 capacity plant will help deliver the next generation of environment-friendly hybrid and pure electric vehicles (EVs). Around 80% of production is to be exported around the world, including China. Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark […]

Siemens-Valeo form joint venture for EV engines

German engineering giant Siemens and French automotive supplier Valeo are to create a joint venture to develop powertrains for electric cars. The 50:50 partnership will develop and sell high-voltage electric motors and power electronics products required for electric passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. It will combine the French company’s power electronics business, which employs […]

New energy efficiency standards for electric motors

Businesses are expected to save $26 billion (£15.4m) on their utility bills by 2030 by implementing new energy efficiency standards for electric motors and walk-in coolers and freezers. The US Department of Energy announced the standards which it claims could also cut carbon emissions by up to 158 million metric tonnes by 2030 – equivalent […]

Electric motors could save over £630 million

The use of electric motors and variable speed drives could save the UK more than £630 million, according to the new Carbon Trust guide. The guide claims that by fitting the variable drives and higher efficiency motors, a medium-sized business using electricity worth £50k could save £5k annually. The variable drive works by running an […]