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Tesla’s Technology Sparks EV Advancement in Europe

By Malcolm Burwell An article in Automobile Magazine profiles the Tesla Model S P85D and describes the investment of  €6 billion – roughly $7.5 billion U.S. – German automotive manufacturers […]

Scott Ellsworth, Ricardo managing director, North America and Chris Callhoff, analyst, Ricardo Strategic Consulting, in Ricardo's teardown laboratory

Benchmarking the Tesla Model S – A Tour of Ricardo Engineering’s Teardown Laboratory

Ricardo Strategic Consulting’s benchmarking study of the Model S provides a window into the unique engineering and high-tech approach used in Tesla’s development of the electric sedan. Benchmarking studies offer […]

A Global Perspective on eMotor Technology Advancement

An Interview with Anjan Hemanth Kumar, Frost & Sullivan Automotive vehicle manufacturers (“OEM’s”) must adjust quickly to an ever-changing landscape of economic, social, and environmental forces. We know this is […]

Benchmarking the Tesla Model S – Courtesy of Ricardo Strategic Consulting

The Tesla Model S is the latest EV involved in a benchmarking tear-down by Ricardo Strategic Consulting.  It will also be the first vehicle to undergo performance testing by Ricardo’s […]

Akashi Gohdoh, Inc.: A Unique Culture Drives Copper Casting Expertise

To say that Akashi Gohdoh’s President, Kanji Akashi, was inspired in business by his parents is an understatement. The company was first founded and guided by his father, but then […]

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Evans Electric Development of New Induction Motor Technology

Evans Electric, the EV powertrain start-up from Sydney, Australia, is working on electric vehicle projects including the development of a “world-first” copper rotor axial flux induction motor for automotive applications.  […]

EV traction motors without rare earth magnets

Since the Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) became main-stream with the launch of the Toyota Prius, the use of rare earth magnets in vehicle traction motors has become common.  In addition […]

Toroidon Power

The new 1MW electric supercar from Finnish automaker Toroidon is set to be the most powerful pure electric car ever made.  The Toroidion 1MW Concept uses 4 electric motors which […]

2015 Kia Soul EV packs a punch

A New York Times reporter takes viewers on a driving tour of the new 2015 Kia Soul EV and recommends it highly for “city driving.”

Tesla S Ranks #1 – Again

A writer for the “EV Obsession”  blog ranks the Tesla S #1 weighted by “value for the money” stating that the “Tesla S is in a different league” and is […]

LG Chem Signs Battery Deals for EV’s

LG Chem signs a battery supplement deal with Nanjing Golden Dragon Bus and Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle. “The contract calls for LG to provide batteries for their upcoming large-and small-sized electric […]

Car & Driver Reviews Mercedes Benz B Class Electric Drive

The B Class is available in the U.S. for the first time and in electric form only.  This “Car & Driver Review” describes the drive system from “Musk Industries.”  The […]

Electric Motors for Hybrid and Pure Electric Vehicles 2015-2025

The electric vehicle business will approach $500 billion in 2025 with the traction motors representing more than $25 billion.  This news release also describes how traction motor design, location and […]

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