Saietta VNA is a partnership between Saietta Group, a global leader in Axial Flux Technology (AFT) electric motors and Padmini VNA, one of India’s premier Tier-1 auto-component suppliers. This exciting venture will see Padmini partner with Saietta to develop new and exciting opportunities in India’s fast-growing electric two-wheel market. Padmini’s customer base includes all of India’s leading two-wheeler OEMs including Hero MotorCorp, TVS, Bajaj Auto and Royal Enfield.
Saietta’s AFT is designed to deliver the power and torque required by 100cc+ two-wheelers at just 48V-120V. It’s liquid-cooled which means it maintains its high continuous power in the hot and humid Indian ambient temperatures far better than air cooled e-motors. By being fully sealed the AFT motors are totally protected from the elements and also means that minimal maintenance is needed, thereby reducing the cost of ownership. Such is the flexibility and modularity of Saietta’s AFT motors, they are not only well-suited to two-wheel applications but also present viable sustainable mobility solutions for three and four wheel transport all the way up to trucks and buses.
With its high-tech, low-cost, low-voltage performance and exceptionally durable and robust characteristics, the Saietta AFT electric motors are the ideal powertrain for India’s rapidly expanding zero emissions motorbike and scooter market.
The sector accounts for nearly 20 million units sold per year and analysts predict a further surge in growth over the next five years. A big part of that expansion will be driven by the Indian government’s clear focus on zero-emissions mobility for mega-cities.
At present, it’s estimated that 60% of all Indian vehicle fossil fuels consumption comes from two-wheelers. Studies have also shown that India has six of the 10 most polluted cities in the world, with New Delhi having the worst air pollution of any global capital city. A breakthrough think-tank study concluded that the entire sub-150cc two-wheeler segment needs to switch to all-electric propulsion by 2025 if such a trend is to be reversed.