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GKN demonstrates EV with two-speed transmission and torque vectoring

Driveline supplier GKN Automotive has announced the GTD19 demonstrator EV, which features a two-speed transmission and torque vectoring on the front axle. The GTD19 is based on a standard Jeep Renegade and is undergoing testing at GKN’s winter testing program in Arjeplog, Sweden.

The GTD19 replaces the Renegade’s internal combustion engine with a 120 kW GKN eTwinster system that can deliver maximum torque of 3,500 Nm and vectoring up to 2,000 Nm to either of the front wheels. According to GKN, the electric two-speed ‘Seamless shift’ eTransmission and smart shifting strategy provide the potential for faster acceleration, improved efficiency, and higher top speed.

“This new technology demonstrator showcases how we are evolving and improving integrated eDrive technologies to help OEMs further improve efficiency, safety and driving dynamics,” said GKN’s Hannes Prenn.

GKN eTwinster

 

Source: GKN Automotive

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