Auburn Hills’ BorgWarner Partners With Chinese Automaker on Transportation for Smart Cities

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BorgWarner Inc., a global clean and efficient technology solutions company for combustion, hybrid, and electric vehicles based in Auburn Hills, Tuesday announced it has entered into a three-year agreement with WM Motor, a Chinese auto manufacturer. The two companies plan to cooperate in the establishment of transportation models for tomorrow’s smart city.

“We are pleased to initiate this cooperation agreement with WM Motor, a major emerging player in China’s auto market, and are excited to partner with them to explore business opportunities in the promising electric vehicle industry,” says Stefan Demmerle, president and general manager of BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems.

BorgWarner plans to provide a full range of advanced electric propulsion technologies and efficient electrical application systems, including its high-performance electric drive modules.

“This cooperation marks a major step for BorgWarner’s expansion in China’s new-energy vehicle market,” says Tom Tan, president of BorgWarner China. “Together, we plan to fuel the development of the Chinese electric vehicle industry with our efficient electrical systems and high-performance electric power products.”

The cooperation between the two companies started with WM Motor’s first model EX5. It was launched at Auto China in April 2018, and the EX5 is the industry’s first pure-electric SUV. It features an interactive window projection and face recognition-powered Weltmeister ID.

BorgWarner provided its high-performance electric drive modules, which power pure electric or hybrid vehicles. The design enables weight, cost, and space savings in addition to easy installation. Its gear train can reduce system losses and increase power density, providing extended driving range and a quiet and smoot driving experience.

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