What is the most powerful electric motor? This article will look at three of them, including Rimac’s Concept 2, Equipmake’s REB 60, and Northrop Grumman’s 80-megawatt two-pole induction motor. Which of these is best for your application? Read on to find out. Despite their enormous power, none of them are quite as powerful as the Gigawatt Rimac Concept 2.
Rimac Concept 2
The Rimac Concept Two sports car will have a new interior, featuring a fully-electronic dashboard and massive tablet located in the center console. Sport seats and a steering wheel with electric adjustments are standard. The cabin is made of natural leather and carbon fiber. Two additional screens are placed in the driver’s cockpit, allowing the driver to monitor functions and drive with a simple tap. The driver can also access an AI Drivers coach via a digital instrument cluster behind the steering wheel.
The Rimac Concept Two is capable of Level 4 autonomous driving. It has full self-driving capabilities, but the car can still be operated manually when needed. Rimac plans to produce 150 Concept Two cars for the market, but they haven’t disclosed a price yet. It could cost in the seven-figure range. The Concept Two will be available at a price of over $1 million.
The Rimac Concept Two is the first production EV with a range of 340 miles using the WLTP cycle. The concept car was named after the British racing driver Richard Hammond, who crashed the Rimac Concept One while filming an episode of the Grand Tour in Switzerland. The car burst into flames and was destroyed. It is unclear whether Hammond’s injuries are related to the crash, but the car is still impressive.
The Rimac Concept Two has a low-slung body, many vents, and a fully-electric drive system. The electric motors have a combined output of 1,914 horsepower and 2,300 Nm. This electric powertrain allows the Rimac Concept Two to reach 96 km/h in just 1.85 seconds. It reaches a maximum speed of 412 km/h, and its 1/4 mile time is 9.1 seconds.
The Rimac Concept Two sports car is a revolutionary electric vehicle that can compete with the Bugatti Chiron. Powered by four electric motors, the C-Two is a high-speed, gravel-mashing beast. At the time of writing, 150 of these cars are in production. The first examples are set to reach early adopter customers this third quarter of 2019.
It is still early days for the Rimac Concept 2 and it is far from being a household name. The company has a long way to go before becoming a household name, but its new electric motors are already revolutionizing the automotive industry. In fact, the new concept has already been named Nevera, after a storm that hit Italy and Croatia. However, it’s not clear whether the name is a coincidence or not.
The Rimac Concept One has been a hit for the Italian company, and it has made a name for itself as the go-to electric car for superlative performance. The company’s next-generation electric motor, the Concept Two, will have higher battery output numbers, a faster 0-to-60 mph time, and advanced self-driving tech. It is expected to reach the high speed of 250 mph and have a quarter mile time of just 8.9 seconds.
Equipmake’s REB 60
With its HTM 3500 high-torque electric motor, Equipmake now offers a variety of options for heavy commercial vehicles. These compact power-dense motors are designed with a spoke architecture for maximum cooling, which helps keep running costs low. They improve payload efficiency by up to 60% and are designed for applications where torque is critical. To learn more about Equipmake’s REB 60 electric motor, download our white paper.
Using 3D printing, a British startup, Equipmake, has significantly increased the power density of its electric motor. The resultant Ampere motor is only ten kilograms, yet produces two hundred and twenty kW. The electric motor spins at 30,000 rpm and weighs less than 10 kilograms. The startup claims to have revolutionized electric motor technology, and has raised US$4.5 million in seed funding to develop its REB 60 electric motor.
The REB 60 electric motor has an excellent power-to-weight ratio, and can be used in e-VTOLs and electric airships. The motor is also customizable to meet the needs of a specific project. This motor comes with an internal prop adapter and temperature sensor. This electric motor has a high-torque and low rpm range, making it ideal for industrial and aerial applications.
Northrop Grumman’s 80-megawatt two-pole induction motor
In Philadelphia, Northrop Grumman’s engineers have successfully loaded and tested a new high-temperature superconductor (HTS) motor for the U.S. Navy. The HTS motor, rated at 49,000 horsepower, features two-pole armature design and incorporates a coil of high-temperature superconductor wire (HTS). This new material can carry up to 150 times the current of conventional copper wire, and it is half the size of traditional motors. The new HTS motor will allow ships to burn less fuel and free up space for additional warfighting capabilities.
LNG plants rely on electric motors to run their facilities. GE’s 80-megawatt two-pole induction motor is one of the world’s largest induction electric motors. With a speed of 4,000 rpm, the motor has a high degree of reliability. This means that the motors can sustain uptime up to 48 percent more than their traditional counterparts. Furthermore, because of the motor’s design, it’s 30% smaller in size and weighs less than their conventional counterparts, allowing for easy integration into the existing infrastructure of a plant.
With more than 125 years of electrical experience, GE now provides induction machines with a range of power ratings from 20 to 80 megawatts. GE’s engineering expertise includes transformers and voltage source inverters, which allow for a complete one-stop-shop solution for high-voltage and low-voltage power needs. GE’s integrated system solutions can improve reliability, reduce energy and project risk.
In addition to improving energy efficiency and performance, VSD-driven motors also save power and can reduce electricity demand by 40 percent per motor. The VSD-driven motors are also easier to maintain and can be discarded. This means that a single motor can perform multiple jobs, allowing it to eliminate a large number of mechanical throttles. Because of its high-temperature capabilities, the two-pole induction motor can run at more than three thousand rpm, and it requires several hundred Hz fundamental frequency.