Posts Tagged: GKN Driveline

Xtrac’s new EV transmission system features dual motors with torque vectoring

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… 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 »

Electric torque vectoring: A motor for each wheel or a single-motor-clutch system?

In February, engineering firm GKN Automotive announced a new torque-vectoring option for electric drive called eTwinster. Torque vectoring technology is generally defined as a vehicle’s ability to vary the power to each wheel. To quickly control the torque applied to the wheels independent of one another – increasing stability, responsiveness and agility – GKN’s new… 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 »

Outlander PHEV showcases new GKN Multi-Mode eTransmission

Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV is back on track and spinning on the turntable in Frankfurt this week. The new ‘bishi has seen overwhelming demand since it went on sale in Japan in, January (some 18,000 units have been ordered), but production was halted in March after a couple of battery-related fires. Mitsubishi tracked down the problem,… Read more »

Consortium to test multi-ratio EV transmissions in Range Rover Evoque

The Range Rover Evoque compact SUV will be the platform for a £16 million research program supported by the UK’s Technology Strategy Board. The Evoque_E program will investigate the benefits of high-speed motors and multi-speed transmissions for hybrid and electric vehicles. The project will build three development vehicles based on Land Rover’s new Range Rover… Read more »