BorgWarner’s electric drive module (eDM) with integrated eGearDrive transmission will be used in two pure EVs from a major Chinese automaker. Production is expected to begin in summer 2017.
BorgWarner’s eDM provides primary or secondary propulsion for pure electric or P4-type hybrid vehicles. The electric motor and transmission are integrated into one housing, making installation easier and delivering weight, cost and space savings.
The company can optimize performance with various available gear ratios, based on the vehicle manufacturer’s desired propulsion characteristics.
BorgWarner’s HVH 250 electric motor features the company’s patented high voltage hairpin (HVH) technology and optional power electronics, and claims efficiency of over 95%.
“BorgWarner’s new eDM combines our know-how in eGearDrive transmissions, first launched in 2009, with our newly acquired expertise in electric motor technology from [recent acquisition] Remy,” said Dr. Stefan Demmerle, President, BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems. “Our first application of this integrated propulsion solution will be produced locally in China.”