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Hitachi Astemo to supply Honda with e-axles

Electric powertrain company Hitachi Astemo has received e-axle orders for mid- and large-sized EVs from Honda. (Hitachi Automotive Systems, Keihin, Showa and Nissin Kogyo all merged to form Hitachi Astemo in 2021.)

Hitachi Astemo’s e-axle is composed of its SiC inverter, which has a heat-dissipating insulation mounting system, its square-wire and low-loss motor, and a gearbox manufactured by another company.

“By combining the differentiated technologies with cutting-edge technology from a gearbox manufacturer, Hitachi Astemo will provide cost-competitive e-axles to automakers, with industry-leading efficiency, low vibration, low noise and modular design,” says Hitachi Astemo.

The company plans to expand sales of its e-axles and to supply motors and inverters to carmakers and gearbox manufacturers for e-axle assembly.

Hitachi Astemo plans to increase its electrification business by investing 300 billion yen (about $2.07 billion) between now and fiscal year 2025.

Source: Hitachi Astemo

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