Welch Firm Develops Promising New Electric Car Motor

The motor contains no bulky permanent magnets but relies on transmitting electric pulses across up to seven rotors, arranged in different phases.

Published: 02-Jun-2005

A REVOLUTIONARY new pollution-free motor could be used to power electric cars faster than Ferraris.

The British development might herald the arrival of a new age of high-performance vehicles and battery-powered family cars with a range of hundreds of kilometres.

To date, electric cars have been more reminiscent of milk floats than Formula One, but the new motor being developed by IMP Ltd, a Welsh engineering company, could put them in the fast lane.

The motor contains no bulky permanent magnets but relies on transmitting electric pulses across up to seven rotors, arranged in different phases.

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