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​NTU and German scientists invent award winning 2-in-1 motor for electric cars​

Published on : 01-Oct-2014

​​NTU scientists came up with an award-winning, 2-in-1 electric motor that can boost an electric vehicle's range by 15 to 20 per cent. The invention, a collaboration with the German Aerospace Centre, combines the vehicle's electric motor and air-conditioning compressor, which are traditionally two separate units. This opens up space in the vehicle for manufacturers to add an auxiliary battery which could help increase a vehicle's range. The motor won the Best Originality Award at the annual TECO Green Tech International Contest in Taiwan last month, beating out entries from Boston University, University of California, Los Angeles, Waseda University and other universities from China and Russia.