GEM In-Wheel motors 4 kW & 6 kW in production

27th August, 2018

News type: Recent news

GEM motors successfully completed the European project Fast Track to Innovation programme

The GEM motors’ project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme - Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) for industrialization and commercialization of their 4 kW GEM In-Wheel electric motor in 2015. They have acquired European funds in the amount of 1.99 million euros which ranked them among the top technological breakthrough companies in Europe. The production of the 4 kW and 6 kW was successfully developed in GEM motors together with key partners Domel for motor parts and Luznar for electronics.

As part of the major project activities, Eccity carried out a longer on-road evaluation of GEM in-wheel technology. The tested prototype of GEM motors showed an average 20% range increase compared to the conventional Asian in-wheel motor with external controller. The overall efficiency increase is due to GEM motors' patent pending multiphase architecture and unique stator winding that allows increased efficiency at low speeds. In on-road drive cycles this characteristic results in a pleasant user experience, including smooth and quite operation and high acceleration.

In 2017, GEM motors established production facilities in the company’s headquarters in Kamnik, Slovenia, for the G2 type GEM in-wheel motor of 4 kW and 6 kW. “Over 50 motors are now being validated in GEM motors facilities, with partners and customers using them in test vehicles worldwide. We expect to produce approximately 100,000 units within five years. The market is huge and growing and we believe we have the best solution for it,” says Simon Mandelj, PhD, the founder of GEM motors.