Posts Tagged: GKN Driveline

GKN developing new versions of eDrive technology as sales increase

GKN Automotive is accelerating its eDrive development program to keep pace with growing demand for its compact electric driveline systems. In July 2019, the company produced its one millionth unit; sales in 2020 are on track to exceed 2019 figures by 141 percent. By 2025, the company expects to be producing around one million eDrive… Read more »

GKN Automotive launches new electric drive systems

GKN Automotive, a maker of electric driveline technology, has launched three families of electric drive systems, each of which integrates an electric motor and inverter with a single-speed transmission module. GKN Automotive’s Family 2 eDrive offers peak torque of 1,800 to 2,700 Nm, and is suitable for A-, B-, and C-segment applications. The company’s Family… Read more »

GKN demonstrates EV with two-speed transmission and torque vectoring

Driveline supplier GKN Automotive has announced the GTD19 demonstrator EV, which features a two-speed transmission and torque vectoring on the front axle. The GTD19 is based on a standard Jeep Renegade and is undergoing testing at GKN’s winter testing program in Arjeplog, Sweden. The GTD19 replaces the Renegade’s internal combustion engine with a 120 kW… Read more »

GKN Driveline new eTwinsterX offers compactness, efficiency and torque vectoring

GKN Driveline’s eAxles integrate an electric motor and a two-speed transmission in a single compact unit. This not only makes it easier to fit an eDrive unit within a vehicle chassis, but also improves efficiency on vehicle assembly lines. GKN supplies front eAxles for the Porsche 918 Spyder and BMW i8, as well as rear… Read more »

GKN’s new EV driveline is compact, efficient and adaptable

GKN Driveline’s new eTwinsterX system is designed to be adaptable to any vehicle type, from small electric city cars to plug-in luxury SUVs to electric hypercars, in front-wheel, rear-wheel or all-wheel drive configurations. GKN says the new eTwinsterX axle offers three advantages over competing electric drivelines. Its coaxial format is significantly smaller than other systems… Read more »

GKN Driveline expands European production facility to meet growing demand

GKN Driveline has announced a major expansion of its European eDrive production facility in Bruneck, Italy, as the company moves to serve increasing demand for electric and hybrid vehicle programs from OEM clients. The company will increase its current 11,000-square-meter floor space by more than 60%, to create an 18,000 sq m facility dedicated predominantly… Read more »

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 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 »