Munich-based DeepDrive, a high-tech company that claims to offer revolutionary drive units for electric vehicles, announced that it has raised €15M in a Series A round of funding.
The round was co-led by top mobility investors BMW i Ventures and co-pace GmbH.
The startup is also supported by investors such as UVC Partners and Bayern Kapital.
Additional investors include industry veteran Dr. Peter Mertens (former board member and CTO of Audi and Volvo) and startup executive Jonas Rieke (COO of Personio).
Founded in 2021, DeepDrive offers drive units for electric vehicles. A drive unit is a mechanical actuation system that converts electrical or hydraulic power into mechanical motion (often rotating).
The company says its patented DeepDrive Dual Rotor technology extends car range by up to 20 percent while lowering costs considerably, allowing the next wave of cheaper, more sustainable EVs.
DeepDrive’s drive units are small and torque dense, and can be incorporated into the wheels or used as a conventional central drive.
They are designed for low-cost and large-scale manufacturing, while also providing optimum speed and efficiency.
Currently, the startup is working on different research projects with eight of the top 10 automakers and is on schedule to bring the DeepDrive Dual Rotor to the market in large-scale series production by 2026.
DeepDrive’s team consists of over 30 specialists with expertise from top car companies.
Its founders include Dr.-Ing. Alexander Rosen, Christopher Römmelmayer, Dean Petrovski, Felix Pörnbacher, Markus Domme, Maximilian Habersbrunner, and Stefan Ender.
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