Pancake axial-flux motor powers new Propel electric outboard
Groundbreaking Saietta AFT motors for lightweight EVs and motorcycles will be powering the all new Propel electric outboard and inboard boat motors making their debut this week at METSTRADE 2021. AFT stands for Axial Flux Technology, axial flux describing an electric motor configuration that is flat – like a pancake – instead of cylindrical like most motors. To be simplistic, it means that the magnetic forces are aligned parallel to the axle of the motor (hence ‘axial’) instead of radiating out from the axis, which is called radial flux. Axial flux typically provides more torque per volume, and the Saietta AFT 140 motor has been acclaimed for being particularly efficient.