Remy and MotoCzysz team on new electric motor system


Remy Electric Motors, LLC, has made a deal with MotoCzysz LLC to bring a new electric drive system to market based on Remy's patented High Voltage Hairpin (HVH) electric motor technology to market starting in the second quarter of next year.

The new system adds patent-pending cooling and integration technology from MotoCzysz, according to a press release.

“The new integrated D1g1tal Dr1ve is the first of its kind of a new classification of complete electric drive solutions,” the team boasts. The companies describe it this way:

The D1g1tal Dr1ve system optimizes and matches all high-voltage components in a single housing. The system is packaged as a "super axle" between the two drive wheels, delivering torque with unprecedented efficiency and compactness. Additionally the D1g1tal Dr1ve's nearly wireless solution provides additional overall safety for the vehicle.

The companies claim the first ones using a liquid-cooled Remy internal permanent magnet (IPM) motor “will create class-leading torque (250ft/lbs) and 100kW (135hp) of power at 93% efficiency, measured at the rotor.” Models on the drawing board will extend the D1g1tal Dr1ve range to include a more powerful drive and a smaller, more compact option.

The system was originally designed to fit a motorcycle frame, but the companies believe they’re beefy enough to power autos while providing a significant weight and size advantage.

"I believe electric drives are the purest and best solution to propel the majority of automobiles around the world. The D1g1tal Dr1ve was designed specifically with that vision in mind. Our partnership with Remy Electric Motors will allow us to deliver a modern, simpler, evolved replacement for the 100 year-old gas engine," Michael Czysz, founder and CEO of MotoCzysz, says in the press release. "Our mutual goal is for the D1g1tal Dr1ve to deliver the highest performance, greatest efficiency and most integrated packaging solution available for companies needing electric drive solutions."

Remy brass had kudos for MotoCzysz as well.

"MotoCzysz proved their ability to optimize a Remy motor with their astounding test results and win in the TT Zero electric motorcycle race on the Isle of Man this year,” stated Remy CEO John Weber. “Integrating that same groundbreaking engineering with the patented Remy HVH motor is a win for our electric automotive and light duty commercial customers.”

Posted by Holly Wagner