Rare-Earth based Permanent Magnet (REPM) motors are quite small in size, highly reliable and has high power density and controllability. Such motors are widely used for manufacturing EVs. Under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of hybrid and Electric vehicles (FAME) program of DHI and DST a major technology development programme in association with industry is being launched. In this context, O/o PSA has brought together multiple stakeholders, including academia, electric motor industry, automobile manufactures and concerned industry associations to develop an integrated R&D Action Plan covering three components:
(a) Rare Earth processing technology at pilot production level;
(b) Development of Rare Earth materials based permanent magnets; and
(c) Manufacturing of Motor-Drives and integration into EVs.