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GKN Automotive unveils off-the-shelf electric drive unit concept

GKN Automotive has unveiled a new plug-and-play eDrive concept aimed at the niche EV and EV conversion markets. GKN will use the concept to test market appetite for a new eDrive that’s suitable for various purposes, including small to large cars and light commercial vehicles in series production.

The first commercial products based on the concept could be available as early as 2025.

Prospective customers have a choice of three systems: a 113 kW 2-in-1 combination system (motor and transmission); or a fully integrated 3-in-1 system comprising an electric machine, transmission and inverter, with a choice of 113 kW or 185 kW output.

“We have spent the last 20 years producing leading eDrive technologies for global vehicle manufacturers, enabling them to drive the electric revolution,” said Dirk Kesselgruber, Chief Technology Officer. “Based closely on our existing technology, our new eCrate concept will bring this technology to even more customers looking for high-quality and cost-effective electric drive units in a plug-and-play format.”

Source: GKN Automotive

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