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  • iCARe®

    Steel for electrical mobility

The iCARe® product offer

ArcelorMittal’s iCARe® offer includes steel grades with various levels of performance – up to the highest levels – to match all needs with a suitable cost/performance balance.

These grades have been specifically designed to meet the  particular needs of electric and hybrid vehicle makers. The second generation of this iCARe® range, launched in 2017, offers more power and driving range for electric motors.

Second generation now available

Compared to the first generation, this new iCARe® generation features within the Save range lower magnetic losses and within the Torque range both lower magnetic losses and higher strength.

“The main challenge today continues to be the limited distance over which an electric car can be driven”, said Sigrid Jacobs, worldwide development director for ArcelorMittal’s electrical steels. “That is why we support manufacturers of drive systems in their efforts to develop more efficient and better-performing motors by using improved materials like the new iCARe® steels.”

The second generation of iCARe® steels makes improved power density possible, compared with the first generation. This is reflected in less weight for the same motor performance, which in turn results in increased driving range.

This also applies to the many small motors on board the car, because an improved energy balance saves electricity and thereby extends the range. Sigrid Jacobs added: “The introduction of iCARe® into automobile construction allows the industry to bring more power and more driving range into the picture.”

iCARe® steels exhibit:

  • High permeability
  • Low loss levels
  • Excellent yield strength

The large number of products in the iCARe® range provide technical solutions for automakers which achieve:

  • Lower CO2 emissions and better fuel consumption for  hybrid vehicles
  • Longer drive range 
  • Lower total cost of electrification
  • Better power density of electric machines which reduce  the size and weight of electrical drive trains

Three steel types

There are three steel types included in the iCARe® offer. Each type is specifically designed for a typical electric automotive application:

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