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BorgWarner Enters Integrated EV Drive Module Market

November 20, 2016 by Jeff Shepard

BorgWarner will launch its electric drive module (eDM) with integrated eGearDrive® transmission in two pure electric vehicles from a major Chinese automaker. Production is expected to begin in summer 2017. The unit combines BorgWarner's state-of-the-art electric motor with its proven eGearDrive® transmission. It's an integrated, compact design offering high efficiency, low weight and easy installation. And it's the first BorgWarner electric drive module application in the electric vehicle market.

“BorgWarner’s new eDM combines our know-how in eGearDrive transmissions, first launched in 2009, with our newly acquired expertise in electric motor technology from the former REMY business,” said Dr. Stefan Demmerle, President and General Manager, BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems. “Our first application of this integrated world-class propulsion solution will be produced locally in China.”

BorgWarner’s eDM provides primary or secondary propulsion for pure electric or P4-type hybrid vehicles. The integrated design of the electric motor and transmission enables weight, cost and space savings. Since both functions are combined in one housing installation is also easier. Based on the vehicle manufacturer’s desired propulsion characteristics, performance is optimized with various available gear ratios to provide a completely tailored solution.

Featuring patented high voltage hairpin (HVH) technology and optional power electronics, BorgWarner’s HVH 250 electric motor delivers superior performance with over 95 percent efficiency. Through its high-efficiency gear train and compact, low-weight design, the eGearDrive transmission contributes to extended battery-powered driving range, which in turn reduces the battery capacity required. An electronically actuated park lock system is also available.