Napino, Enedym Inc. partners for switched reluctance motors for e-2Ws
Tier-I auto component manufacturer Napino has announced a strategic partnership with Canada-based Enedym Inc., with patented Switched Reluctance Motors (SRM) technology. The commercial agreement will see Napino partner with Enedym to develop and manufacture complete motor solutions for two-wheeler EVs in India, a joint statement said.
The patented SRM solution, with its magnet-free technology, eliminates expensive permanent magnets and rare earth metals, which has a huge dependence on China, thereby reducing the cost of propulsion motors by as much as 40 percent and the sourcing challenges associated with it.
These motors have high efficiency at high speeds and are suitable for operation in harsh environments and high temperatures.
Vaibhav Raheja, Joint Managing Director of Napino, said, "We are confident that the affordable and robust solution being created by our engineering and manufacturing teams will offer quicker adoption of electric mobility in India. Our vision is to make India a global manufacturing hub for EV motors and contribute towards making it carbon neutral."
Being one of the leading Tier-1 suppliers with marquee customers like Hero MotoCorp, Honda, Suzuki, Ola Electric, Ampere, and Ather amongst others, Napino believes that Enedym's SRM technology will be the right alternative to conventional motor technologies and cater to the two-wheeler powertrain, which is expected to go electric in the near term.
Naveen Kumar, Group CEO of Napino, said, "Zero-emission mobility has become a global movement and this well-timed partnership has been signed to assist India's transition to electric mobility. With Enedym as our partner, we are well-positioned to be a leading technology provider for system supplies of EV drivetrains. Napino's excellence in electronics manufacturing and a deep-rooted customer relationship will be leveraged to launch this offering and further strengthen its vision of being technologically driven."
Ali Emadi, founder, president, and CEO of Enedym, said, "We are very excited to announce this deal with Napino. This partnership is transformative and significant given it will provide a more stable and secure global manufacturing supply chain, combined with sustainable next-generation motor technology. Partnering with Napino will also allow us to supply our next generation motor technology within a massive market and offer Indian-based and global OEM's a viable manufacturing alternative to China."