EVR Motors partners with India-based Tier-1 Badve Group

Badve Engineering Ltd, one of India’s leading Tier-1 automotive manufacturing companies for Indian and global OEMs, and Israeli startup EVR Motors have announced that they are forging a strategic commercial agreement. Under the new strategic partnership, Badve Group will manufacture in India EVR’s proprietary Trapezoidal Stator – RFPM electric motors, which measure half the weight and size of competing electric motors and provide superior power and torque performance. In the 3-wheeler (3W) segment, the collaboration will address both the commercial and passenger vehicles markets (L3 and L5 categories), which are poised for strong growth in India in the coming years.

Badve Group has already initiated the joint development and localization process at one of its facilities in Pune for manufacturing the electric vehicles (EV) motors and is currently developing prototypes to cater Indian OEMs. The company plans to ramp up its production to an annual capacity of 0.5 million units by mid-2023 to meet the rising demand for EVs.

EVR motors has developed a unique, patented motor topology: The Trapezoidal Stator Radial Flux Permanent Magnet (TS-RFPM) Motor, enabling smaller, lighter, lower-cost motors, which can be tailored to user requirements. EVR is now developing a variety of motors, suitable for most mobility and industrial applications. EVR’s first motors are designed for 2-wheelers and 3-wheelers, as well as light commercial vehicles, and weigh less than half compared to similar power radial flux motors.

2-wheeler and 3-wheeler vehicles constitute around 90% of the Indian electric vehicles market. According to estimates, 6 million 3-wheeler vehicles are sold in India annually, and half-million of them are electric 3-wheelers.

On this occasion, Mr. Sumedh Badve (President, EV Division, Badve Group) said, “We are very excited about our partnership with EVR motors. The ground-breaking EVR technology and our proven manufacturing expertise, coupled with our strategic long-term customer relationships will ensure the success of this partnership. This partnership is in line with our core vision of sustainability and net zero emissions through green mobility. We are fully confident that these motors are best suited for adoption in the multi-terrain Indian landscape and will provide an enthralling experience to Indian riders.”

“The strategic partnership with Badve Group, a leading Tier 1 manufacturer, offers multiple OEMs access to EVR’s advanced motor technology, tailored for the Indian market and made in India”, said Mr. Opher Doron, CEO of EVR Motors. “Together with other recently announced agreements, this partnership will expand our total addressable market to encompass the most significant OEMs in the strongest e-vehicle market sectors in India. EVR is proud of the trust our customers place in us and our technology, and of the opportunity to play a significant role in electrifying Indian mobility”.

15 automotive OEM and Tier-1 to evaluate EVR’s electric motors

Over 15 global vehicle manufacturers and Tier-1 automotive companies in eight countries will conduct evaluations of high-performance electric motors developed and manufactured by EVR Motors in Israel. The novel motors are less than half the size and weight of existing state of the art RFPM (Radial Flux Permanent Magnet) motors with similar power. The company is also developing additional motors and setting up an assembly line in Israel, planned to start large scale production in H2 2022.

EVR said it will tailor the motors according to the performance, size, cost, and other requirements of each specific customer. Customers not interested in manufacturing motors can be supplied with motors manufactured by EVR or its partners, including motors deigned to meet their specific requirements.

“Vehicle manufacturers want electric motors with less size, weight and cost, which provide more power, efficiency and flexibility – and this is exactly what we are providing,” noted Opher Doron, CEO of EVR Motors. The breakthrough electric motor we unveiled in May 2021 witnessed tremendous interest from OEMs, Tier-1s and potential partners.”

EVR’s first two/three-wheeler air-cooled 48/96V motor provides a peak power of 17kW and peak torque of 41Nm, yet weighs only 9 kgs, with a volume of 2.7 liters. The company is also developing a water-cooled  35kW motor, a small 6.5 kg, 7-9 kW motor for two wheelers, and a water-cooled 400V motor for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles.

New Topology for Old Technology

The new electric motors are based on EVR’s patented TS-RFPM (Trapezoidal Stator Radial Flux Permanent Magnet) topology, which provides improved performance, while at the same time maintaining the advantages of traditional RFPM motors. The motors generate higher power for their size thanks to increased flux, high fill factor, superior copper utilization, heat dissipation and thermal capacity. The novel topology provides significant reduction in cost as a result of lower Bill of Materials (BOM) and production costs, along with a simple assembly process.

EVR Motors will target most mobility and industrial applications, including two and three wheelers, passenger and light electric vehicles, trucks, busses, Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs), Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs), Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs), Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicles (MHEVs), golf carts, forklifts, trains, boats etc. TSRF technology can support a wide range of power and torque outputs, with voltage ranging from 48V to 800V, that are suitable for different power levels and for a wide range of speeds.

EVR Motors was founded by its current president and COO Eli Rozinsky, together with Victor Kislev and Ruslan Shabinski. The company’s chairman is Ophir Shoham, former Director of the Defense R&D Directorate at the Israeli Ministry of Defense (MAFAT). The CEO Opher Doron, is a former GM of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Space Division. The company is backed by a strong team of investors, led by Marius Nacht, co-founder of Check Point, and the participation of Teramips Technologies, Varana Capital and SIBF. It is now raising Series A funding round to accelerate its penetration into the market, develop additional motors and increase production capacity.