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Posts Tagged: Magna International

Magna supplies battery enclosure for Ford F-150 Lightning

Magna is supplying Ford with battery enclosures for the upcoming F-150 Lightning electric truck. The enclosures will be the first built by Magna for Ford in the North American market. Their aluminum extrusions and stampings are assembled using a combination of laser hybrid and cold metal transfer (CMT) welding. Magna offers battery enclosures made from… Read more »

LG Electronics and Magna announce powertrain joint venture

LG Electronics and Magna International have established a joint venture to manufacture e-motors, inverters and on-board chargers. The new company, LG Magna e-Powertrain, will be headquartered in Incheon, South Korea, and is expected to have more than 1,000 employees in the US, South Korea and China.  Powertrain development will be based on Magna’s electric powertrain… Read more »

Magna drives pickup truck electrification with new eBeam technology

Magna has introduced a scalable electric drop-in replacement for traditional beam axles. The new eBeam integrates with an electric or hybrid powertrain and offers a structure-oriented design to support high-payload vehicles, with matching power for continuous-duty usage. Designed to transition pickup trucks and light commercial vehicles to hybrid or electric powertrains, eBeam integrates with existing… Read more »

Magna uses cloud connectivity to increase EV range and hybrid decrease emissions

Magna’s roadmap to e-mobility now includes the company’s new connected hybrid powertrains and EV drives. The company recently demonstrated both systems at its winter test driving site in northern Sweden. The Magna EtelligentEco, an intelligent, connected PHEV system, offers a cloud connectivity feature that allows it to perform several new functions. For example, it accounts… Read more »

Magna’s new Michigan plant to supply battery pack parts for Hummer EV

Magna has broken ground on a new manufacturing facility in St. Clair, Michigan, that will build battery enclosures for the upcoming 2022 GMC Hummer EV. Construction of the 345,000-square-foot facility, named Magna Electric Vehicle Structures, represents an investment of over $70 million. The new plant is expected to bring more than 300 jobs to the… Read more »

LG and Magna enter agreement to expand powertrain electrification

LG and Magna have announced a joint venture to manufacture e-motors, inverters, onboard chargers and related e-drive systems. The new company, tentatively called LG Magna e-Powertrain, combines Magna’s experience in automotive manufacturing with LG’s expertise in component development for e-motors and inverters. LG has plenty of experience in developing electric vehicle components, most notably for… Read more »

Magna wins DOE grant to develop cheaper EV motor with 8x more power density

The US DOE has awarded a grant to Canadian parts supplier Magna to develop e-motor technologies for next-generation propulsion systems that are both cheaper and more powerful than today’s technology. The supplier has partnered with the Illinois Institute of Technology and University of Wisconsin-Madison for the initiative. The organizations aim to develop an e-motor that… Read more »

Magna forms e-powertrain joint venture in China

Global automotive supplier Magna has formed a joint venture with Huayu Automotive Systems, a subsidiary of SAIC Motor. The JV’s first product will be an electric-drive powertrain for a German automaker, destined for the Chinese market. Both partners aim to develop localized core competencies in R&D, manufacturing and key parts. Magna is no newcomer to… Read more »

Rumor: Tesla may use Magna to produce Model 3 in Europe

German media site Der Aktionär has reported (via InsideEVs) a rumor that Tesla is considering outsourcing European production of Model 3, possibly to Magna International, a global firm that provides parts to many OEMs, including Tesla, and in some cases even assembles complete vehicles under contract. Peter Haidenek, Finance Chairman of Tesla supplier Polytec, told… Read more »