March is the last month of ReFreeDrive project, so it’s time to put the prototypes under real-world operation conditions! In practice, this means that the motors are being installed in a commercial vehicle – a van – in order to perform some road tests. Of course, these tests will take place in a close circuit under controlled conditions to ensure safety of all participants, but will indeed serve as a clear reference to define the potential and the positioning of the developed prototypes within the market.

We are glad to share a couple of pictures of the pure synchronous reluctance machine already installed in the van with the integrated SiC-based power electronics.

We are looking forward to uploading more testing pictures and videos in the following weeks, so stay alert!

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