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AVID and GKN partner to further develop EVO motor

The English automotive clean tech firm AVID Technology has signed a deal with GKN Hybrid Power to develop and manufacture electric motors. AVID will take over the existing EVO motors, and develop EVO technology to deliver new variants of the motor. According to the companies, the EVO motor’s high power density, ability to run at… Read more »

GKN Driveline supplies eTransmission for StreetScooter electric vans

GKN Driveline is supplying its electric drive technology to StreetScooter, the electric vehicle company owned by the German postal service, Deutsche Post DHL. The service intends to deploy 2,000 StreetScooter vehicles in its urban delivery fleet by the end of the year as part of its ultimate objective of converting its entire delivery fleet to… Read more »

GKN Driveline to invest $179 million to expand North Carolina manufacturing facilities

GKN Driveline’s eAxle technology enables automakers to add plug-in hybrid and AWD capabilities to their vehicles. Customers include BMW, Volvo and Porsche. Now GKN has announced that it will invest nearly $179 million to expand its manufacturing facilities in four North Carolina counties. The new investment, to be made over the next five years, is… Read more »

GKN Driveline to supply eAxle for BMW X1 PHEV in China

Drivetrain manufacturer GKN Driveline will supply its eAxle technology for a plug-in hybrid version of the BMW X1 for the Chinese market. BMW already uses GKN eAxles in the plug-in version of its 2 Series Active Tourer. GKN conducted application and development work for the technology at its facility in Shanghai, but it will be… Read more »

GKN eAxle enables AWD on new BMW PHEV

GKN Driveline’s latest electric axle drive (eAxle) technology offers the option of adding all-wheel drive to PHEVs. Production is now underway at the company’s factory in Italy. The first application is the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer PHEV. The eAxle’s single-speed design has a transmission ratio of 12.5:1. The system generates up to 2,000 N·m… Read more »

Electric torque vectoring: Q&A with GKN’s Advanced Engineering Director (Full Interview)

Torque vectoring technology is generally defined as a vehicle’s ability to vary the power to each wheel. Quickly controlling the torque applied to the wheels independently of one another allows the driving characteristics of a vehicle to be improved in significant ways – more stability, more responsiveness and more agility. A conventional differential distributes the… Read more »

GKN Driveline’s eAxle enables plug-in powertrains for mass-market vehicles

GKN Driveline has developed an eAxle module designed to enable C-segment vehicles to offer buyers a plug-in hybrid option with both improved performance and reduced emissions. The new eAxle is an evolution of the system GKN designed for the Porsche 918 Spyder. The single-speed design minimizes weight to just 20.9 kg (46 lbs) while optimizing… Read more »

GKN’s new torque-vectoring axle combines an electric motor and dual-clutch system

Engineering firm GKN Automotive recently demonstrated a new torque-vectoring electric drive system to customers at its Wintertest proving ground in Arjeplog, Sweden. Torque-vectoring technology provides the ability to vary the torque to each wheel, generating a yaw moment in the car. By controlling the power to each wheel separately, a vehicle can respond to inputs with more stability, more… Read more »