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Magna unveils next-generation 800V eDrive

At CES 2024, Magna unveiled its next-generation 800V eDrive solution—a drop-in solution that incorporates several advanced technologies, resulting in significant reductions in weight and size, enhanced performance, extended driving range and sustainability.

It offers enhanced flexibility due to its lightweight design and 20% reduction in height from Magna’s prior generation eDrive.

Magna Next Gen eDrive

A key technology and a supplier industry-first advancement is the ability to rotate the eDrive 90 degrees around the drive axis, which allows improved system integration in the front and rear vehicle space.

Another new to market technology is Magna’s next gen High-Voltage Embedding SiC power module with less parts and interfaces creating higher efficiency. Magna’s new Active Fluid Control systems (AFC) is another technology in the next gen eDrive for increased efficiency.

AFC consists of a reversible electric pump unit for a fully active controllable fluid management. In combination with an intelligent functional software, the Magna Thermal Operational Strategy, it enables an on-demand distribution of cooling/lubrication oil to mechanical and electrical components of the eDrive.

Weighing only 75 kg and with a 20% reduction in z dimension, it allows for easier integration into the rear and front vehicle space. The system achieves more than 93% efficiency in real-world driving (including WLTC and highway) leveraging its highly efficient gearbox. This significantly improves efficiency across a wide range of vehicle speeds, making it more versatile. To increase flexibility eDrives can also be equipped with eDecoupling and park lock.

We are steadfast in our commitment to creating exceptional driving experiences while supporting a sustainable future. Our next-generation eDrive is a true embodiment of this pledge, showcasing unparalleled sustainability in both its product design and production methodology. Through seamless integration of our systems, we have successfully reduced our reliance on aluminum and heavy rare earth materials, resulting in a significant reduction of CO₂ emissions during production by approximately 20% compared to previous generation eDrives.

—Diba Ilunga, President of Powertrain at Magna

Magna’s next generation eDrive can be applied as a primary or complementary secondary drive solution with an optional eDecoupling unit for vehicles in the C, D, and E segments. It delivers a peak power of 250 kW and a peak axle torque of 5,000 N·m.


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