Remy, Phoenix to collaborate on hybrid motors, controls

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Remy International and Phoenix International Corp. have reached an agreement to work together in the production of a standardized platform of high-performance motors and controls for hybrid and electric vehicles. The companies say this new approach to motor/inverter design was an integral part of an $60.2 million manufacturing grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

The focus will be on high-efficiency and high-durability systems necessary for truck, bus, military and various offroad equipment manufacturers. The matched motors and controllers will be offered to the market independently or as an integrated system. Remy says this investment is expected to create nearly 1,000 jobs in the United States for the company and its supply base.

The first matched motor and controller is scheduled for October based on Remy’s high-voltage hairpin HVH technology. According to the company, these products will offer superior power density, superior torque density, higher efficiency and added durability.