Swedes partner to build new EV transmission

Three Swedish companies have designed a new transmission for electric vehicles, which will be on display for the first time at next week’s CTI Exhibition in Berlin. 

 

Three Swedish companies have designed a new transmission for electric vehicles, which will be on display for the first time at next week’s CTI Exhibition in Berlin. The three firms – transmission designer Vicura, metal powder specialist Höganäs, and manufacturer SwePart Transmission – used gears made with powder metallurgy (PM) techniques to build a transmission that offers low manufacturing costs, low weight and low noise.

“This transmission for electric vehicles is a big step forward,” says Vicura Sales Director Magnus Wall. “The key criteria have been lower noise levels – because you don’t have masking noise from a combustion engine – and low costs, because a low-volume product like electric cars requires cost-efficient solutions. This transmission fulfills both criteria.”

Anders Flodin of Höganäs said, “We have proved the PM gear concept on a more experimental scale and now we have one of the world’s top gear design experts at one of the top design houses taking this forward to the market. Vicura and its customers will reap the benefits in terms of lower costs, lighter weight, less noise and improved fuel economy.”

 

Image: Höganäs