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FEATURE ARTICLE

e-Traction of Netherlands Rolls Ahead with New EV Powertrain Designs
to apply our distinguished technology in e-vehicles worldwide,
starting with a focus on commercial vehicles, such as buses. "
Founded in an inventor's workshop in The Netherlands, since
1981 the company has developed its electric traction technology, always striving for minimal complexity in components and
highly energy-efficient electric and hybrid drivetrains.

The Motion 2.0

Backed by Chinese conglomerate Evergrande Group and
armed with a growing portfolio of innovative designs, Dutch
company e-Traction is moving ahead aggressively to build its
prominence as a supplier of in-wheel motors and powertrains
for electric vehicles.
In September, it delivered the latest addition to the zero-emission bus fleet of City Sightseeing Brussels using e-Traction's
RetroMotion package. This was the second conversion of a
Volvo B7L/UNVI bus from diesel to fully battery electric for
the sightseeing company. Now, the buses are equipped with
e-Traction's highly efficient TheMotion 2.0 drivetrain, a 170kWh
battery system, multiple EV auxilaries and online monitoring.

The RetroMotion product was launched in March to serve the
retrofit market for commercial vehicles. It employs the company's TheMotion 2.0 system, its latest generation in-wheel motor
system which relies on permanent magnet technology. The permanent magnet material chosen was N38H, namely Sintered
Neodymium Iron Boron (NdFeB) magnets since they provide an
optimal balance of remanent flux density and maximum operating temperature for its application.
The system is a complete powertrain based on four key elements: a direct drive in-wheel motor with integrated high voltage
drive called TheWheel, a powertrain control unit; a high voltage
power distribution unit and a software application with diagnostic and calibration capabilities.

TheWheel

Replacing the rear axle, the system is designed to work in new
vehicles and can be retrofitted into existing fleets including
both 12 and 18-meter buses and large goods vehicles. Power
sources can include batteries, supercapacitors and fuel cells.

Edgar Ooijman of e-Traction

" For many years, we have been able to deliver proof with our
unique direct-drive in-wheel motor solutions, " says Edgar Ooijman, Chief Commercial Officer of e-Traction. " Our next aim is

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Model-based design at e-Traction in The Netherlands

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Top-Tier Automotive Suppliers Transform to Become Fully Integrated e-Powertrain Manufacturers, Part 1 of 2 Wi
e-Traction of Netherlands Rolls Ahead with New EV Powertrain Designs
Electric Motors from ECA Group Power Nuclear Attack Subs for French Navy
Advanced e-Propulsion & EV Development Blossoms in UK with Fresh Government Funding
Research & Development
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Magnetics Business & Technology - March/April 2021 - Top-Tier Automotive Suppliers Transform to Become Fully Integrated e-Powertrain Manufacturers, Part 1 of 2 Wi
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Magnetics Business & Technology - March/April 2021 - e-Traction of Netherlands Rolls Ahead with New EV Powertrain Designs
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Magnetics Business & Technology - March/April 2021 - Electric Motors from ECA Group Power Nuclear Attack Subs for French Navy
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Magnetics Business & Technology - March/April 2021 - Advanced e-Propulsion & EV Development Blossoms in UK with Fresh Government Funding
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