Xtrac’s new P1227 gearbox family was developed to address the growing demand for single-speed, lightweight EV transmissions. It can be integrated with motors from BorgWarner, GKN and YASA, all of which worked with Xtrac to integrate their technologies into the transmission.
The P1227’s dual electric motors provide inherent torque vectoring capabilities, and the system is designed for maximum flexibility. It can be used in front-wheel, rear-wheel or four-wheel drive configurations, with an open or a limited-slip differential, and can also be used with a single electric motor.
“There is substantial innovation and intellectual property in the design of this new transmission system,” said James Setter, head of Xtrac’s Automotive and Engineering unit. “Significant focus went into the integration of the gearbox with numerous proprietary traction motors, and in particular, reducing its mass by almost 20 percent compared with our previous P1092 electric vehicle transmission.”
“The design draws on Xtrac’s precision design, analysis and manufacturing engineering capabilities, ensuring that the ground helical gear sets, necessary for road vehicle transmission systems, offer exceptional levels of NVH refinement for the most demanding silent driveline EV applications, as well as the durability required for this marketplace,” said Setter.
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Source: Xtrac via Green Car Congress