ENIAC wrote:Is there much innovation occurring in electric motors? If so, along what trajectories? Seems like they are already highly efficient and have excellent power to weight ratios. Anything revolutionary being researched in electric motor technology? Just curious.
Not really, its very old tech.. there is some work on switched reluctance motors but most of the improvements will be lower cost from mass production of the motors and advances in electronics for the inverters. The iron laminations used are expensive special alloys, that could be improved also.