The Mahle SCT (Superior Continuous Torque) electric motors integrated oil cooling system concept for electric motors has been awarded the Top Innovator Award 2023 by the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA).
The new integrated oil cooling system ensures that the traction motor can run at high power for an unlimited period of time.
With this technological leap, the performance of electric cars and commercial vehicles is greatly increased.
«This award is very special for us as it shows that we can set new technology benchmarks in e-mobility with our innovations» said Arnd Franz, Chairman of the Mahle Management Board.
With the SCT electric motor, Mahle currently has the longest-lasting electric motor in the range.
According to test results, it can consistently deliver between 93 and 100 percent of its peak power.
This is made possible by the innovative integrated oil cooling system, which not only makes the electric motor robust, but also allows waste heat to be used in the overall vehicle system.
The SCT electric motor is unrivaled in terms of small size, light weight and efficiency.
At the same time, the extremely compact design results in an advantage in the costs of materials and weight: a lighter motor requires less material during manufacture and increases the possible net load in commercial vehicles.