Disruptive Innovation Is Finally Here

The Elemental Motor is a departure from conventional magnetics. It’s gone back to basic physics, then over a decade, re-evolved in successive topologies to produce far higher torque densities and a smaller, lighter, simpler, low-cost, refined and high-performance motor. It is particularly well suited to applications requiring high continuous torque where, generally, gear reduction has been required.


Motors have long been considered to be well understood. Critical insights and improvements have been made. However, modern motors are essentially improvements to the same motor Nikola Tesla brilliantly invented around 1887. The Elemental Motor is different in several critical ways. 

  1. It uses 3-dimensional flux flow to fold high sheer area into a smaller space with a high average diameter, emulating a larger and heavier motor. 

  2. It concentrates the field of high energy magnets into even higher field levels to develop higher sheer. 

  3. The Elemental motor then uses a concept known as transverse flux to reduce electrical resistance to as little as 1/100th.


These and many smaller other developments have led to a motor with performance so differentiated as to evoke disbelief from experienced motor designers. We have Gen 2 motors available for either volume applications or evaluation. For many, the Gen 3 motors will be better suited in that they are substantially lower in cost, available in high volume and are higher yet in performance. Samples of Gen 3 begin shipping in March.



The People Behind the Innovation


Founder and CEO

David Calley, the inventor and CEO of Elemental Motors, has worked internationally on sustainability. Prior to creating The Elemental Motor, his technical areas include wind turbine design, solar, electric vehicles, electric flight, prosthetic limb and disabled person vehicles, truck aerodynamics, and of course electric motor design and manufacturing. He currently is the CEO for Planet Rider, LLC where he oversees the development of a human powered, electric vehicle, and heads the team on electric motor design and manufacturing as the CEO at Elemental Motors.

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Chief Engineer

Charlie has been with the company since 2013. He received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Physics from Northern Arizona University. He believes that together we can make a positive change in the world.



Lead Engineer

Devon graduated with a Master's of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Northern Arizona University. He enjoys designing and problem solving on the fly.  Here at Elemental Motors, his main focus is Mold and Tool design, CAD and CAM, as well as lead for FEA/CFD simulations done in house.

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Design Engineer

Mark has been a design engineer on the team since 2014. He earned his Bachelor's of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northern Arizona University and is dedicated to developing sustainable technology.



Head of Operations

Kyle has been part of the team since 2015. He studied Mechanical Engineering at Northern Arizona University. He believes in Elemental Motors' mission to make a meaningful impact on the world and couldn't be happier to be on board with some of the best people around.



Lead Electrical Engineer

Seth Perkins has been on the team since 2017. He studied Electrical Engineering at Northern Arizona University. He wants to be a factor in the world's conversion to electrically powered means of transportation.



Production Assembly Lead

Jasper joined the team in 2015. He specializes in parts production, motor assembly, and 3D printing. He graduated with an Associates of Science from Coconino Community College in 2005 and is a bicycle mechanic committed to sustainable transportation.

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