Sona Comstar has partnered with US-based startup C-Motive Technologies to develop electrostatic propulsion motors for electric vehicle applications
Serial production of electrostatic propulsion motors is expected to begin in 2026.
C-Motive is a technology startup that uses electrostatic forces to build an engine through a series of multiplier gains in mechanical, electrical and electrochemical innovations, said Kiro M Deshmuk, CTO of Sona Comstar Group.
As part of the partnership, Sona Comstar will also participate in the latest round of C-Motive funding.
“With the development of technologically superior and commercially competitive products compared to existing electromagnetic motors, there will be great market opportunity in the fast-growing e-mobility market,” said Deshmuk, adding that Sona Comstar will continue to offer cutting-edge technology and play a leading role. in stimulating faster adoption of electric mobility in India and worldwide.
C-Motive Technologies, CEO Matthew MARUN, said: “We share Sona Comstar’s vision for the mobility markets of the future and believe that their technical capabilities, global reach and high-quality manufacturing operations are the perfect combination for the next generation of C-Motive engine technology. “
Sona Comstar said C-Motive’s electrostatic machine technology could be scaled from one kilowatt to tens of megawatts. These machines can be designed for a variety of purposes: small, modular torque engines for stationary applications to large, robust machines for e-mobility propulsion systems and multi-megawatt wind turbine generators.
“By limiting the use of copper and eliminating the need for permanent magnets, C-Motive technology can deliver a machine that is less variable and more efficient at the same time, reducing carbon and carbon emissions along the way,” it said. in the statement. .