Nidec’s in-wheel motor for electric motorcycles is adopted by China’s largest electric two-wheel vehicle manufacturer for the first time

Nidec Corporation has announced that its in-wheel motor has been adopted for the first time for Huan Dian Shou 01, an electric motorcycle released by Yadea Group Holdings Ltd. in October 2021.

China’s largest manufacturer specialized in two-wheel vehicles, Yadea has more than 50 million users in 80-plus countries around the world. Since its foundation in 2001, Yadea has achieved major milestones, including being listed on the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited in 2016, and selling 10 million units globally in 2020, to grow rapidly by capturing needs for vehicle electrification.

Huan Dian Shou 01, Yadea’s latest model, is part of the series corresponding to the battery replacement system of Gogoro Inc., a company successful in Taiwan, and features a battery that can be replaced at any of the charging stations installed across town. In addition, the model is equipped with cutting-edge functions, such as a smartphone-dedicated app to check battery charge remaining and the motorcycle’s location, lock the vehicle electronically, and see its drive data.

Nidec’s in-wheel motor for electric motorcycles (maximum output: 48V/2.8kW) adopted for Huan Dian Shou 01 is the first product that the Company developed for electric motorcycles. The in-wheel motor boasts the world’s top-level torque characteristics, with the low-speed torque 18%, and the high-speed torque 5%, better than other companies’ motors of the same category. Developed by the Company’s Small Precision Motor & Solutions Business Unit, which makes hard disk drive (HDD) spindle motors (the product of which Nidec has the largest global market share), the motor utilizes the Company’s single-micron-scale magnetic circuit design technology cultivated in making compact and fast-rotating HDDs.

With vehicle manufacturers announcing plans to introduce an EV lineup of both four-wheel and two-wheel products recently, the pace of vehicle electrification is accelerating as environmental regulations become increasingly strict. As the world’s comprehensive motor manufacturer, Nidec stays committed to developing products with our technologies to make light, thin, short, and small products, improve product efficiency, and control products with high accuracy, and to proposing, at an overwhelming speed, revolutionary solutions that contribute to the evolution of mobility and decarbonization.

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