GKN Automotive, a maker of electric driveline technology, is accelerating its development of next-generation eDrive technologies. These future 800 V systems are already at advanced stages of development—GKN Automotive is testing them in real-world conditions, and working with global OEMs to prepare the systems for production.
GKN says its future eDrive technologies promise faster charging times and superior performance, as well as greater systems efficiencies, which could enable increased driving range and/or reductions in vehicle cost, complexity and weight.
GKN’s work with Formula E as a partner to Jaguar Racing is contributing to its rapid development of next-generation eDrive systems. “Constant testing to improve efficiency, performance and extending the range of batteries in the ultra-competitive world of electric motorsport creates a direct link from race to road,” says GKN. “Cutting-edge developments currently being developed for Jaguar Racing will likely be available on near-future road cars in just three years.”
“These high-tech 800 V systems will create faster-charging cars with better battery range, improved driving performance and even greater efficiencies,” said GKN Automotive CEO Liam Butterworth. “GKN Automotive intends to continue delivering an increasingly electrified future.”
Source: GKN Automotive