SAE World Congress: Malcolm Burwell to speak at Powertrain Electric Motors Symposium
Malcolm Burwell, Director, Technology Development and Transfer, for the International Copper Association (ICA), will present Copper Rotor Induction Motors: One Alternative to Rare Earths in Traction Motors at 11 a.m. Monday (23 April) at the SAE 2012 Powertrain Electric Motors Symposium for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit. He also will show a video in which auto industry experts weigh in on the viability of the copper rotor induction motor as an alternative to the permanent magnet motor for electric vehicles.
As a follow-up to my previous TorqueNews report on the Copper Alliance ( Read: Auto industry looking to Copper Alliance as alternative to rare earth materials ), this latest news release by the International Copper Association further supports the proposition that the copper rotor induction motor is back in the spotlight as a cost-effective alternative to the permanent magnet motor for electric vehicle traction.
Malcolm Burwell, the ICA’s director, will literally present an overview of how the copper rotor induction motor has evolved from its debut in automotive electric traction in the 1990s with the General Motors Impact EV into a state-of-the-art option for the electric vehicle industry. He will then join other experts speaking at the SAE 2012 Powertrain Electric Motors Symposium (23 April) in Detroit.