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Yamaha Motor started contracting out prototype development of electric motor unit for EV

February 5, 2020

Yamaha Motor announced on February 4, 2020 that it developed electric motor units for four-wheeled vehicles including EV, and would commission prototype development. Yamaha Motor will respond to prototype development of small, high-output electric motor units by leveraging the casting and machining technologies cultivated in engine development.

New developed motor unit is an interior permanent magnet synchronous motor (IPMSM) with a maximum output of 35 to 200 kW. Two cooling methods are available with water cooling and oil cooling. The maximum output and cooling system will be tailored to customer needs.

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