Raser Technologies has appointed FEV Engine Technology as the integrator for an advanced plug-in-hybrid electric demonstration vehicle that incorporates a Raser Symetron electric motor and power electronic drive powertrain technology. The vehicle is targeted to achieve more than 100 mpg for the typical American driver.
Symetron is an umbrella label for several Raser innovations in motors and controllers that increase power, torque and efficiency. The Symetron technology, which can be applied in a range of packages, AC or DC, can deliver the high torque of a permanent magnet motor without the use of permanent magnets—in essence, enabling the production of smaller, more powerful and less expensive motors. (Earlier post.)
In 2006, Raser Technologies unveiled a new 100kW AC induction-based electric motor design called the Symetron P-100. The P-100 is designed to double the performance of the company’s award-winning P-50 integrated starter alternator, and is targeted at plug-in hybrids and EVs, among other applications. (Earlier post.)