Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups working on solutions for the automotive industry. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we decided to share our insights with you. This time, we are taking a look at 4 promising Propulsion Technology Solutions For Electric Vehicles (EVs).
Heat Map: 4 Top Propulsion Technology Startups
For our 4 top picks, we used a data-driven startup scouting approach to identify the most relevant solutions globally. The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 4 interesting examples out of 280 relevant solutions. Depending on your specific needs, your top picks might look entirely different.
Volcanomotor – Permanent Magnet Brushed DC Motors
A brushed DC motor is a popular form of electric vehicle propulsion as the cost of this technology is relatively low. In addition, it offers high reliability and simple motor speed controls. However, high maintenance required for this type of motor limits its use to smaller industrial vehicles. Chinese startup Volcanomotor manufactures electric design motors and develops electric motors for industrial applications such as forklifts, pallet trucks, and electric vans. Their motors offer higher efficiency with a wider speed range and operational stability.
Sinotech – Permanent Magnet Brushless DC Motors
In a brushless DC motor, the use of servo systems or sensors are able to detect and control the angle of a rotor and change the current through the windings using semiconductor switches. Such motors offer higher speed ranges, efficiency, and longer operating life as the friction that it would casue with a brush is absent. The US-based startup Sinotech manufactures brushless DC motors with a focus on electric vehicle applications. Their motors offer greater power density, speed ranges, and are easy to maintain.
NGM – Synchronous AC Motor
In a synchronous AC motor, the rotation of the shaft is synchronized with the frequency of the current being supplied, these motors are characterized by producing high power at low speeds which is ideal for heavy duty and civil infrastructure construction vehicles. The US-based company NGM specializes in manufacturing AC synchronous motors for automotive applications. Their unique motor technology is designed to perform with a higher efficiency and removes the costs associated with permanent magnet systems.
Ramco Electric Motors – Induction AC Motor
An induction AC Motors rotor turns at a lower speed than the magnetic field . The speed of the motor is controlled by the frequency of the AC power being supplied. The simplicity of this motor, along with it having just a single moving component, is why this type of motor is used despite of its lower speed output. The US-based startup Ramco Electric Motors manufactures specialist induction motors designed to work in a wide range of applications including electric vehicles. Their expertise in manufacturing motors and their collaboration efforts for developing technology makes their electric vehicle applications more reliable.
What About The Other 276 Solutions?
While we believe data is key to creating insights it can be easy to be overwhelmed by it. Our ambition is to create a comprehensive overview and provide actionable innovation intelligence for your Proof of Concept (PoC), partnership, or investment targets. The 4 startups showcased above are promising examples out of 280 we analyzed for this article. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria and collaboration strategy, get in touch.