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Kiran M Deshmukh

Group CTO

Sona Comstar

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ELECTROSTATIC DRIVE MOTORS Sona Comstar partners with C‐Motive Technologies to develop electrostatic drive motors for EV applications

May 10, 2022

Sona BLW Precision Forgings (Sona Comstar), a leading global automotive technology company, collaborates with C-Motive Technologies (C-Motive), developer of the world's first commercially viable electrostatic motor, which is magnet‐less and uses very little copper while delivering high torque at ultra‐high efficiency. Both will develop electrostatic drive motors for electric vehicle (EV) applications, for which serial production will likely start in 2026.

Sona Comstar recently collaborated with C-Motive to develop electrostatic drive motors for electric vehicle (EV) applications, for which estimated serial production will likely start in 2026. The proposal, amongst others, involves participation in C- Motive's latest financing round. C-Motive's product is a reinvention of the electric motor. Traditional electric motors use electromagnetic forces to convert electric power to mechanical power. C-Motive's product harnesses the power of static cling to liberate engineers and designers from permanent magnets and active cooling. C-Motive's electrostatic machines deliver high torque and ultra- high efficiency at low speeds without using rare earth metals or permanent magnets.

Commenting on the partnership Kiran M Deshmukh, Group CTO, Sona Comstar, said, “We are proud to announce our partnership with C-Motive. With the development of technologically superior and commercially competitive products compared to the existing electromagnetic motors, there will be a large market opportunity in the fast-growing e-mobility market. Sona Comstar will continue to offer cutting edge technologies to its customers and play a leading role in driving faster adoption of electric mobility in India and globally.”

Moving on, Matthew Maroon, Chief Executive Officer, C-Motive Technologies, commented, “C- Motive was founded with the goal of transforming how the world produces and consumes electricity. We share Sona Comstar's vision of the mobility markets of the future and believe that their technical capabilities, global reach, and high-quality manufacturing operations are an ideal match for C-Motive's next-generation motor technology. Together we will be able to accelerate the world's transition to electrify mobility and do so with an efficient and environmentally sustainable product. On behalf of the entire C-Motive team, we thank the team at Sona Comstar for their vision and hard work in putting this partnership in place. We are excited for our future together.”

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