Volvo Cars to Develop Electric Motors in-House

SourceAl Bawaba

This was announced by Trading Enterprises, the exclusive distributor of Volvo cars in the UAE and part of Al-Futtaim Automotive.   The company opened a brand-new electric motor lab in Shanghai, China, the latest addition to its global network of facilities for the development and testing of electric car components.   The lab comes in addition to ongoing e-motor development in Gothenburg, Sweden and state-of-the-art battery labs in China and Sweden.   Taking over the role of the internal combustion engine in car engineering, e-motors are a fundamental building block of electric cars, together with the battery and power electronics. The interplay between these three component areas is crucial in developing premium electric cars.   Bringing the development of electric motors in-house will allow Volvo Cars engineers to further optimise electric motors and the entire electric driveline in new Volvos. This approach will allow engineers to make further gains in terms of energy efficiency and overall performance.   Oscar Rivoli, Managing Director at Trading Enterprises – Volvo said: “It is important for us to provide our customers with a comfortable and efficient driving experience. Through in-house design and development, we can fine-tune our e-motors to ever better levels.

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