Can a Better Electric Motor Save the Planet?

Can a Better Electric Motor Save the Planet?

Roberto Catalan, inventor and CEO of Focused Magnetics says his new electric motor can beat your electric motor. (M. Arcega/VOA) If Nikola Tesla, the legendary genius who invented the electric induction motor were alive today, he would no doubt be disappointed. That’s because the majority of electric motors we produce today (including the one that powers his namesake 2017 Tesla Model S), remain fundamentally the same as the one he patented in 1887. So much for progress. The Stakes are Big For those of us alive today, that’s not a good thing. Here’s why: half of all the electricity […]

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