WSC Group has chosen MAGELEC Propulsion to design, develop, manufacture and supply the Inverter, Motor, and Gearbox (IMG) for the first electric multi-brand Touring Car racing category, ETCR that will start in 2020.
MAGELEC Propulsion has been involved with Formula E since its inception and will leverage lessons learned from this motorsport category and the decades of manufacturing drivetrain products to deliver a reliable and powerful product.
“The team at MAGELEC Propulsion is delighted to be able to bring our products and electrification expertise to ETCR,” said Craig Daniel, CEO and Founder of MAGELEC Propulsion. “With the experience and know-how brought together from electric motorsport and on/off highway vehicles, we’re excited to work with the team at WSC Group to continue the progress of electric motorsport and inspire mainstream electric vehicle adoption.”
ETCR will be the first ever multi-brand Touring Car category for production cars powered by a common 100% electric powertrain.
“MAGELEC’s and Craig Daniel’s successful entrepreneurial background highlighted that we have the right partner to launch this pioneering category,” said WSC president Marcello Lotti. “The company’s capabilities speak for themselves. We are proud of this agreement that associates MAGELEC’s powertrain system with a new and ambitious brand like ETCR. We are delighted to work with someone who understands cost control, which is key to successfully growing new forms of motorsport. WSC Group is the owner of the TCR brand, arguably the most successful motorsport category in recent years that has completely reshaped Touring Car competition globally. It was a logical step for the company to leverage MAGELEC in the application of new powertrain technologies.”
About MAGELEC Propulsion
In 2014, OMNI GEAR began diversifying its operations after a decade of participating in multiple electric vehicle programs with its power transmission products. This led to the creation of a separate entity solely focused on electrification and the establishment of MAGELEC Propulsion. Combining cutting edge axial flux motor technology and some of the industry’s best engineers with a focus on speed-to-market, MAGELEC Propulsion has derived a complete family of electric machines ranging from 48 volt air-cooled solutions all the way up to 800 volt liquid cooled solutions.
About OMNI GEAR
With American ownership and management, Omni Gear began supplying power transmission equipment for agricultural machinery in 1958. Today, it is a world-class manufacturer supplying gearboxes, specialty forgings, and custom gears globally to many of the world's largest manufacturers of agricultural, mobile off-highway and industrial equipment. With over 70 years of manufacturing experience in engineering, production, and sale of construction and agricultural equipment, Omni Gear has a solid foundation and vast understanding of the needs of today's equipment builders. With 42 years of manufacturing experience in Asia, Omni Gear has become a recognized leader within the world-wide enclosed geardrive community.