Next week ReFreeDrive project will hold a dissemination session within the World Magnetic Conference taking place within the Coiltech International Coil Winding Expo and Conference. The World Magnetic Conference is chaired by Prof. Marco Villani, from the Università de L’Aquila, one of ReFreeDrive partners. This conference is the biggest conference in its field. WMC offers both visitors and exhibitors an excellent opportunity to update one’s knowledge about innovation of materials, methods, and technologies for further improvement of efficiency in production, distribution, transformation and consumption of electrical energy.

The ReFreeDrive session will provide details about the project and the first results obtained from the preliminary designs in both featured technologies: Induction Machine and Synchronous Reluctance. The session is titled “RARE EARTH FREE E-DRIVES FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Workshop on the development of rare earth-free traction technologies with a focus on industrial feasibility for mass production”. This session will be chaired by Blanca Araujo, the Project Coordinator, and will include the following items:

  • ReFreeDrive Project Presentation, by Blanca Araujo, Fundación CIDAUT
  • Copper use in E-Mobility, by Fernando Nuño, European Copper Institute
  • Synchronous Reluctance Motor for Traction Applications, by Prof. Marco Villani, University of L’Aquila
  • Rare Earth Free PM Assisted Synchronous Reluctance Motor for Electric Vehicles, by Benjamin Gaussens, IFP Energies Nouvelles
  • Adoption of the Induction Motor With Copper Rotor for E-Mobility, by Nicolas Riviere, Motor Design Limited
  • Evaluating Electrical Steels for Electric Vehicles, by Stefano Cicalè and Sandro Notargiacomo, Centro Sviluppo Materiali

Meet us in Pordenone to know more about our research results! Several partners will have booths for you to visit, check the list in

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 770143