Napino Auto & Electronics Ltd., India’s premier Tier 1 automotive component manufacturing company, has forged a commercial licensing agreement with EVR Motors, an Israeli start-up with a newly designed and patented motor topology: the Trapezoidal Stator – Radial Flux Permanent Magnet (TS – RFPM) topology. The strategic partnership will see Napino partner with EVR to develop and manufacture motors for electric two wheelers in India.
Napino is a Tier 1 supplier for almost all of India’s motorcycle and scooter manufacturers and has global partnerships with companies such as Continental and Shindengen.
The TSRF technology is distinctive because of its lightweight and compact design. The proprietary TS topology has a unique trapezoidal tooth shape core structure, which improves flux distribution, reduces leakage, and gives superior heat dissipation with good thermal capacity. The TS topology can be tailored for a wide variety of requirements and enable multiple variations based on the same design and tooling. The air-cooled motor for the two wheelers application weighs under 7 kgs, has a diameter of 130mm, and is a perfect fit for Indian two-wheeler electric vehicles. The voltage range is modular, between 48V and 96V.
The new collaboration with EVR for TSRF motors will give a new shape to the electric vehicle (EV) industry, with lower cost and better performance while maintaining the advantages of traditional RFPM motors. Thanks to this technology, the motor is significantly lighter, smaller, and more efficient than conventional electric motors.
EVR and Napino will bring together the expertise of designing and manufacturing the all-new TSRF motors at their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.
Mr. Vaibhav Raheja, Joint Managing Director of Napino, commented, “This partnership will help us build a stronger electric vehicle portfolio. These high-performance motors of up to 17KW would allow us to cater to the premium EV segment. We are excited about bringing these products into the EV space.”
Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Naveen Kumar, Group CEO of Napino said, “Our partnership with EVR for manufacturing their high class power and torque density electric motors is a practical solution for the Indian market. The TSRF motor offers enhanced flux density, thus reducing the motor size and related costs without compromising performance.”
Opher Doron, CEO of EVR Motors commented, “We’re excited about our strategic partnership with Napino, a leading Tier 1 supplier, to manufacture and commercialize EVR’s motors for the Indian market. Meeting the growing demand for electric motors and accelerating EV adoption in India is only possible when joining hands with a leading automotive player. Combining our unique technology with Napino’s engineering and manufacturing excellence will make a real difference in making our world more sustainable and improving the quality of life in India.”
Napino Group, a technology conglomerate and a leader in the automotive and electronics space, is a Tier 1 supplier of proprietary solutions to global OEMs. A USD 230 Million group, Napino is rapidly diversifying into new business segments and expanding its footprints with growing market share across all its product lines. Napino is one of the first few industrial players today to have etched their mark in supplying EV electronic components to leading OEMs in India. Few chargers, motors and controllers are also being developed jointly with leading OEMs and our technology partner. It endeavours to maintain its reputation to deliver high technology and quality products to its customers.
Considering the present global conditions, India is emerging as a lucrative destination for electronic manufacturing services. With its long history of excellence, demonstrable investment in technology & people, robust supply chain and a commitment to exemplary customer service, Napino is already working with many of the world’s leading Automotive, Consumer Goods and Healthcare OEMs.