Ricardo announced that its new e-motor that offers up to a 50% increase in power density compared with current production electric machines—as well as a new transverse dual clutch transmission (DCT) concept that offers a highly compact package and ease of integration with an e-motor for effective hybridization.

Ricardo's previously introduced 48V e-motor and accompanying inverter are designed to incorporate high-performance, low-cost electrification with the aim of offering performance of 48 V hybrids as a more attractive and affordable solution in comparison with today’s higher-voltage hybrids. The design and testing of this new 25 kW, 48 V e-motor and inverter was conducted as a part of the company’s contribution to the European COmpetitiveness in Commercial Hybrid and AutoMotive PowertrainS (ECOCHAMPS) project.

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