Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd., Iwata, Japan, has begun accepting orders for a high-performance electric motor prototype that it states is capable of producing industry-leading high power density for automobiles and other types of vehicles.
The compact unit, an interior permanent magnet synchronous motor (IPMSM), is capable of generating from 35 kW up to 200 kW in output, thanks to a high-efficiency segment conductor and advanced casting and processing technologies. It can use either water or oil cooling.
Yamaha stated that it will customise the prototype to the specific needs of individual customers, deepening its knowledge of evolving market needs. It plans to deliver in short time spans, utilising production technology that the company flexibly adapts to its various product groups, including motorcycles.
This initiative is part of Yamaha Motor’s ‘Transforming Mobility’ business strategy, which the company announced together with its long-term vision to 2030 under the banner of ‘ART for Human Possibilities’ on December 11, 2018.