Mercedes-Benz has announced the acquisition of YASA, a manufacturer of electric drive technology. YASA will operate as a subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz, but will continue to operate from its headquarters in Oxford, England. YASA will provide electric motors for Mercedes-Benz’s AMG.EA electric platform, while continuing to supply existing automotive supercar customers.
YASA says its proprietary axial-flux electric motor delivers the greatest efficiencies and highest power densities in its class, with the smallest possible size and weight.
“Working with Mercedes-Benz since 2019, it was always clear that we shared the same commitment to engineering excellence, innovation and reshaping mobility for the electric age,” said YASA CEO Chris Harris.”
“YASA’s impressive axial-flux technology allows future fully electric Mercedes-AMG performance cars to stay a step ahead of the competition,” said Philipp Schiemer, CEO of Mercedes-AMG. “Thanks to electric motors with higher power density and continuous torque delivery we will redefine the future of driving performance.”