Mahle To Unveil 'Perfect' BEV Motor at IAA

Paul Myles, European Editor

August 16, 2023

1 Min Read

Mahle is claiming to have created the “perfect” electric motor for future BEVs.

The motor combines two crucial developments in modern electric motors claiming permanently high peak power, contactless and wear-free power transmission, free of rare earths and providing maximum efficiency. To be unveiled at the IAA Mobility in Munich next month the motor boasts both MCT (magnet-free contactless transmitter) and the endurance champion SCT (superior continuous torque) technologies in one package.

Dispensing with rare earths in MCT technology not only makes production more environmentally friendly but also brings advantages in terms of costs and raw material security. It is particularly efficient at almost all operating points. The MCT electric motor shows its efficiency advantages to the full, especially in those areas that are frequently used in real road traffic.

With the SCT technology, the traction motor can operate at high power for an unlimited period of time. This advance was made possible by a new cooling concept. The integrated oil cooling not only makes the e-motor robust but, at the same time, also allows the waste heat generated to be used in the vehicle's overall system. The compact design also results in a material cost and weight advantage where a lighter motor requires less material in production and at the same time increases the possible payload in commercial vehicles.

Arnd Franz, chairman of the Mahle Group management board and CEO, said: “With this unique technology toolbox for electric motors, we can offer our customers customized electrification solutions for any vehicle class, application, or even brand philosophy.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in Europe. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_  and Threads

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Paul Myles

European Editor, Informa Group

Paul Myles is an award-winning journalist based in Europe covering all aspects of the automotive industry. He has a wealth of experience in the field working at specialist, national and international levels.

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