Talga to work with Bentley on novel electric motor

New materials development company Talga Resurces has been funded in the United Kingdom to work with Bentley Motors on a single unit electric vehicle drive train or e-axle.

Talga has been approved for Innovate UK funding to support development of technology and materials with the ultimate aim of creating a new electric motor that utilises aluminium windings rather than traditional copper.

The Perth company will develop and provide graphene materials for high performance electric motor windings for an aluminium-based technology solution.

This new generation of high performance, lightweight components would be tested at the sub-system level for future integration into Bentley e-axle designs.

Talga managing director Mark Thompson said the company was honoured to receive UK support.

“The successful use of Talga graphene material to lend aluminium the properties required to outperform copper in electric motors would be a big advancement.

“For automotive manufacturers this could reduce vehicle weight and increase performance, safety and driving range, while maintaining sustainability and economics.”

Talga is developing battery anode materials and graphene additives for industry.

Picture: Talga Resources

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