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New next-generation electric cars for a cleaner Europe

AIT scientists develop market-ready rare-earth free machines for next generation electric vehicles

Unfortunately greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles on Europe's roads continue to increase, polluting our cities and the air we breathe. The EU-funded project SyrNemo, coordinated by Michele De Gennaro (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology) has developed an electric motor that may help the EU slash its CO2 emissions and reduce toxic emissions detrimental to human health. Prototypes of the motor have been manufactured, qualified and tested, and now researchers and industrial partners are exploring the final pathways of this product to the market.

What did SyrNemo deliver at the end?
SyrNemo has manufactured two fully functioning prototypes of a rare-earths free drive that does not rely on the existing monopoly of magnet suppliers. The final design has been evaluated based on its machine constant of mechanical power and torque density values. It proved to deliver +45 % and +25 % better performance compared to the 2016 benchmark with respect to these two key performance parameters, thus resulting the best-in-class according to both criteria. More information on the SyrNemo motor design have been published at one of the world’s most prestigious automotive industry event — the SAE 2016 World Congress and Exhibition in Detroit and parts of the SyrNemo prototypes have been exhibited at the largest transport research event in Europe — the Transport Research Arena in Warsaw in April 2016.

Project Details

•    FP7 Proj. N° 605075
•    Total costs: € 3.757.303
•    EU contribution: € 2.739.190
•    Duration: October 2013 - September 2016
•    Project partners:
o    AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (coordinator)
o    AVL List GmbH
o    Centro Ricerche Fiat S.c.p.A
o    Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation
o    University of Bologna
o    Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University of Hannover
o    Thien eDrives GmbH
o    Vrije Universiteit Brussel

For further information about SyrNemo visit www.syrnemo.eu and the AIT Project Page.