Past projects


Project Overview

The VENUS project received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration. The project developed a novel electric drive system for a pure electric vehicle:

  • Free of rare-earth magnets,
  • That meets EV performance requirements (efficiency, power density)
  • Feasible for mass-production.

In 2016, VENUS completed the development of an axial-flux variable-reluctance machine, an advanced power electronics & inverter solution and integrated the technology on a commercial vehicle.


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