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The Next Generation of Automotive Electric Motor

European Union
Geo-spatial type
Total project cost
€2 765 043
EU Contribution
€1 935 530
Project Acronym
STRIA Roadmaps
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Transport mode
Road icon
Transport policies
Deployment planning/Financing/Market roll-out
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport


Call for proposal
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

Today’s electric motors have several core problems related to material efficiency, power density, efficiency and cost. However, there is a solution in the works. Germany’s SciMo is producing electric motors that are lighter and smaller and have a high power-to-weight ratios. The SciMo motors boast 60 % higher copper density, 90 % higher cooling efficiency, 75 % higher power density and 75 % higher material efficiency. In the EU-funded eMONIC project, the necessary automation of the production of this winding for series production is to be developed. This will ensure that SciMo motors enter the e-mobility sector.


SciMo developed an innovative winding technology, which will revolutionize and disrupt the electric motor market. This unique technology tackles the core problems of modern electric motors that are material efficiency, power density, efficiency and cost. The SciMo motors have superior properties:
• 60% higher copper density,
• 90% higher cooling efficiency,
• 75% higher power density,
• 75% higher material efficiency,
• price advantage of over 30%.


So far, the winding technology has been successfully demonstrated by manufacturing over 70 motor prototypes for a variety of highly challenging applications in aerospace and motor sport where higher prices could be charged. However, the full price advantage of these motors can only be realized in a fully automated and high-volume production (>100.000 motors/year). Hence, SciMo will focus on the biggest markets, the automotive sector. The transformation to electric vehicle generates a huge market.


Specific funding programme
HORIZON.3.1 - The European Innovation Council (EIC)
HORIZON.3.1.2 - The Accelerator
Other Programme
HORIZON-EIC-2021-ACCELERATORCHALLENGES-01-02 Green Deal innovations for the Economic Recovery


Lead Organisation
EU Contribution
€1 935 530


Technology Theme
Electric road vehicles
Novel motor with topologies using soft magnetic composites, power electronics and cooling with in-motor integration
Development phase

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