June 8, 2023

Mercedes-Benz acquires electric powered motor technologies enterprise YASA

Mercedes-Benz has obtained YASA, a pioneer in upcoming-generation electrical push know-how. Below the terms of the acquisition, YASA will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz, acquiring extremely large-functionality e-motors, whilst retaining its possess model, team, services and continuing to supply current automotive supercar shoppers.

YASA’s axial-flux electrical motor

Launched in 2009, YASA’s proprietary axial-flux electric motor is a stage-change from the legacy radial electric powered motor engineering. YASA’s patented e-motors produce the greatest efficiencies and maximum power densities in course for the smallest doable size and excess weight, offering close clients unsurpassed driving ordeals.

Subsequent the acquisition, YASA and its 250 workforce will keep on to work from its headquarters and production facility in Oxford, British isles. YASA will provide electrical motors for Mercedes-Benz’s AMG.EA electrical-only system, even though also acting as an innovation partner groundbreaking new electric powered drive technology for the Group.

Operating with Mercedes-Benz because 2019, it was normally clear that we shared the similar commitment to engineering excellence, innovation and reshaping mobility for the electrical age. This acquisition is tremendously enjoyable since it gives YASA engineering the world scale and get to of Mercedes-Benz. Jointly, we have the possibility to make YASA the leading mark of excellence in electrical motor technology, accelerating the adoption of electric cars and resetting the bar for electrical driving activities.

—Chris Harris, CEO, YASA

YASA’s skills and methods will be targeted on providing earth-beating electric travel systems for AMG-Mercedes’ electric-only system.