The OEM has opened a new electric motor lab in Shanghai, China in addition to ongoing e-motor development in Gothenburg, Sweden, and state-of-the-art battery labs in China and Sweden
Volvo says that bringing the development of electric motors in-house will allow its engineers to make further gains in terms of energy efficiency and overall performance and further optimise electric motors and the entire electric driveline in its new models.
“Through in-house design and development, we can fine-tune our e-motors to ever better levels,” said Henrik Green, Chief Technology Officer at Volvo Cars. “By constantly improving their overall performance levels in terms of energy efficiency and comfort, we create an electric driving experience that is unique to Volvo.”
The Shanghai electric motor lab started operations last month and will focus on electric motor development for use in fully electric and hybrid cars based on Volvo’s forthcoming SPA 2 modular vehicle architecture.