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BorgWarner launches its first integrated electric drive module for the EV market; first application in China

BorgWarner will launch an 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. This is the first electric drive module from BorgWarner following its acquisition of Remy in 2015. (Earlier post.)

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 into one housing, installation is also easier.

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BorgWarner’s eDM combines its electric motor technology acquired with Remy with proven eGearDrive transmission to provide an efficient, low-weight and compact propulsion solution for electric and P4-type hybrid vehicles. Click to enlarge.

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 performance with more than 95% 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.

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. Our first application of this integrated world-class propulsion solution will be produced locally in China.

—Dr. Stefan Demmerle, President and General Manager, BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems

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