Manabu Yazaki, Honda R&D Co., Ltd.
In recent years, the application of hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) technologies to a wide range of vehicles, from small to large vehicles and sedans to SUVs. And finally,Honda developed super sports car powertrain employed in the new NSX.
Motors for SPORT HYBRID SH-AWD for New NSX has been developed that combines the goals of greater compactness, increased output, reduced loss and a quiet drive.
This motor is an interior permanent magnet AC synchronous motor (hereinafter “IPM motor”) combining an interior permanent magnet rotor and a stator with concentrated winding. In addition,development of the motor focused on the slot combination, the shape of the magnetic circuits,seeking to reduce motor noise and vibration.