Magna, a Canadian automotive supplier, has begun production of a modular eDecoupling device to support several EV programs for a German premium vehicle OEM.
Magna’s electro-magnetic eDecoupling disconnects the e-motor from the driveshaft in EVs when propulsion power isn’t needed, saving energy and improving efficiency. It reduces drag torque losses of the e-motor and gearbox to boost electric driving range, while its eDecoupling controls software runs all shifting sequences smoothly. The modular unit offers seamless integration via powertrain controls to improve noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), compact packaging and quick activation of less than 100 milliseconds. Magna’s Lannach, Austria powertrain factory will manufacture the new unit.
“Due to the compact design of the unit, we’ve minimized added package space and weight in both axial and radial direction, which has ensured that it is scalable for use across electric and hybrid vehicles from B segment up to SUVs and LCVs,” said Diba Ilunga, President at Magna Powertrain.