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New Zytek Powertrain Selected for Motiv.e

New Zytek high-efficiency powertrain selected for Yamaha’s fun-to-drive MOTIV.e city car

Advances in ultra-high-speed motor thermal management and control cut cost, weight and size for new

Yamaha’s new MOTIV.e city car shown at the Tokyo motorshow, is by an advanced electric drive Zytek that employs a of new design approaches to minimise the weight and size of the system maximising the performance and range. By a number of core high components as an optimised system, is also minimising the time for vehicle development.

MOTIV.e from the partnership between and Gordon Murray Design, Murray’s revolutionary iStream® technology to deliver a highly yet fun-to-drive electric vehicle at an price. Zytek’s sales and director, Steve Tremble that taking a fresh to the powertrain is central to achieving goals.

“Yamaha wanted the vehicle to the company’s reputation for outstanding he adds. “Interpreting this in an vehicle has driven excellence in and driveability, but also in weight and efficiency to build on the potential of to deliver an agile drivers’ car as as maximising the range.”

Zytek the electric motor, paired a reduction gearbox from and the electronic vehicle control (EVCM) which provides the between the powertrain and the rest of the The low cost power electronics is in high volumes by Zytek’s partner Continental. In keeping the light weight and high targets for the MOTIV.e, the 25kW revs to 15,000rpm, much than comparable units, and through a single-speed reduction to give the required wheel

Increasing motor speed the electric engine to be smaller, and more cost-effective than units.

“The motor weighs 13kg, the gearbox just explains Zytek’s engineering manager, Neil Cheeseman. are components that you can pick up one hand.”


Cheeseman believes the electronics also set new standards for and packaging. The inverter, for example, just 7.5kg “By making in house, Continental has eliminated of the compromises that stem using bought-in components,” he “Their substantial investment in electronics has delivered a scalable, and cost-effective product range is already proven on everything small city cars to commercial vehicles.”

The Zytek is unique, being built on an platform that duals as a tool and a cost-effective production complying with all relevant standards. Zytek says unlike other dual-purpose that are suitable for production, unit is cost-competitive with production technologies. It is also to be the only EVCM that a big further step in powertrain integration by including thermal within the decision-making algorithms.

“This is a new generation of EVCM integrates torque arbitration, control and voltage management to better decision making,” explains. “It optimises the driver’s request based on a broad of parameters including battery and temperature and the grip available at the to support control. By integrating decisions, we can provide more less to improve both the experience and the range while the size, weight and cost of the electronics and battery pack.”

says it is the world’s most specialist EV/HEV design having worked with of the major vehicle manufacturers Today the company is a leading of all aspects of hybrid and electric powertrain technologies across all sectors, complemented by expertise in systems, vehicle integration and There are now more than vehicles on the road driven by powertrains. www.zytekautomotive.co.uk

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•  Yamaha Motor Company is a Japanese motorized vehicle-producing Yamaha Motor Company is located in Iwata, Shizuoka) is a company of Yamaha Corporation who its brands and corporate philosophy.  with expanding Yamaha into the world s biggest maker, then Yamaha CEO Kawakami took Yamaha the field of motorized vehicles on 1, 1955.

The company s intensive into metal alloys for use in pianos had given Yamaha knowledge of the making of lightweight, yet and reliable metal constructions. knowledge was easily applied to the of metal frames and motor for motorcycles. Yamaha Motor motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, marine engines including automobile engines, personal and snowmobiles.  For more information visit www.yamaha-motor.eu/eu/index.aspx .

•  Gordon Murray Design is a British company operating Shalford in Surrey. The Company is as a world leader in automotive and reverses the current industry for sub-contracting by having a complete capability for design, prototyping and The Company is compact and focused and automotive and other engineering in an efficient and innovative way. For information please visit .

•  Zytek Automotive is a subsidiary of the global powertrain, chassis and products supplier. Zytek are a EV/HEV/fuel cell engineering delivering innovative products and services, ranging from off the traction motors inverters 40kW to 250kW to fully high voltage products and solutions. Designed to ISO26262/ASIL D safety requirements, Zytek’s generate class-leading levels of accuracy and control.

Complimenting standard products, engineering teams can develop solutions for any Roadcar or Motorsport For more information please www.zytekautomotive.co.uk .

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Yamaha Motiv city car concept
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