Israeli startup EVR Motors has partnered with India’s EKA Mobility, an electric vehicles and technology company, a subsidiary of Pinnacle Industries Limited, to design small, lightweight electric motors for their e-buses and Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs) in India.
According to the new commercial agreement, EVR will design and develop electric motors for EKA, based on EVR’s breakthrough proprietary Trapezoidal Stator – RFPM topology, and EKA will manufacture these e-motors and integrate them in the vehicles it provides to the Indian market. EVR will support the setup of EKA’s assembly line.
“At EKA, we are reinventing the design philosophy and manufacturing of electric vehicles. We are also developing sharable technologies to democratize EVs with best-in-class TCO (total cost of ownership) solutions, and sustainable ecosystems,” highlighted Dr. Sudhir Mehta, Chairman, EKA & Pinnacle Industries Limited. “Our partnership with EVR Motors solidifies our commitment to creating a new community in global Commercial Vehicle electric mobility equipped with powerful technology for mass adoption. We are confident that EVR’s breakthrough technology will push us further to achieve our vision to make EVs more viable, efficient, and reliable.”
EVR motors has developed a unique, patented motor topology: The Trapezoidal Stator Radial Flux Permanent Magnet (TS-RFPM) Motor. Compared to standard motors, EVR’s electric motors are 30%-50% lighter and smaller, cost significantly cost less, and can be tailored to user requirements. EVR’s first motors were designed for 2-wheelers and 3-wheelers and are suited for a wide range of additional applications. EVR is now developing a variety of motors for multiple mobility applications. These include Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicles (MHEVs), hybrid vehicles (HEVs), and full Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs).
“The new commercial agreement with EKA Mobility in India is a result of EVR’s growing offering of electric motors from two and three wheelers, through hybrid motors to commercial and passenger vehicles,” said Opher Doron, CEO of EVR Motors. We are proud that EKA Mobility, a fast paced, innovative vehicle manufacturer, has chosen our advanced, lightweight motors to power their vehicles.”
EKA Mobility has recently launched its 9-meter electric bus, which provides a solid platform for sustainable and efficient public transport in cities around the world, along with reliable and profitable operations for customers. The product, completely designed and manufactured in India, received the Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR) certification from
The Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), and the first batch will be soon deployed on roads. The company also plans to launch a range of light commercial vehicles that will offer a 50% reduction in the total cost of ownership, a move which is expected to be a game-changer in the last-mile delivery vehicle segment.
The partnership with EKA is EVR’s third collaboration agreement in India. Earlier this year, EVR announced commercial agreements with two prominent Indian Tier-1 suppliers – Napino Auto & Electronics and with Badve Engineering. Additionally, EVR has announced its entrance into the Japanese market, following a distribution agreement with Tsukasa Electric.
About EVR Motors
Israeli startup EVR Motors designs advanced electric motors to meet customer’s specific requirements. The company’s electric motors are based on proprietary technology that reduces weight, volume, and cost relative to traditional state of the art motors. EVR Motors partners with OEMs and Tier 1s interested in manufacturing superior e-motors, and supports its partners through all the phases, from motor design through prototyping to manufacturing preparation.
EVR Motors was founded by its current president and COO Eli Rozinsky, together with Victor Kislev and Ruslan Shabinski. The company’s CEO is Opher Doron, former General Manager of the Space division at IAI, and EVR’s chairman is Ophir Shoham, former Director of the Defense R&D Directorate at the Israeli Ministry of Defense (MAFAT) who manages Marius Nacht’s investments in high-tech.
About EKA Mobility
EKA is an automotive & technology company creating a new global CV electric mobility paradigm. With an industry-leading team, cutting-edge technology, modular designs, and lean manufacturing processes, EKA’s vision is to bring reliable and efficient mobility solutions to the masses. EKA’s sharable technologies and low investment production processes will enable the lowest TCO and democratize electric vehicles for mass adaptation. To learn more, please visit: https://ekamobility.com