Auburn Hills-based BorgWarner Inc. has announced a partnership with an undisclosed New Energy Vehicle brand in China to supply the fully integrated drive module for its electric vehicle. This is the company’s first integrated drive module project in China. Vehicles equipped with the module are expected to go into mass production in 2021.
“BorgWarner’s comprehensive technology portfolio for electric vehicles makes us a strong partner for automakers worldwide as they move toward a cleaner and more environmentally friendly future,” says Stefan Demmerle, president and general manager of BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems. “We are excited to expand our working relationship with one of our long-term customers to provide a full system solution for their electric vehicle.”
BorgWarner’s integrated drive module product family is available in three different power levels and can be integrated at the front or rear axles of electric vehicles.
The benefits of the module include its scalable and modular architecture and range of gear ratios and electric motor sizes available. Operating at 220-480 volts of direct current, the module provides up to 150 kilowatts of power and up to 3,000 newton metres torque, which can be extended to 160 kilowatts and 3,800 newton metres toque as needed for different vehicle platforms.
The drive product offers smooth and quiet operation, and hairpin-wound stator motor technology delivers exceptional performance with superior noise, vibration, and harshness characteristics.
The module is suited for Class A and A+ passenger vehicles and SUVs. It also offers full software functionality with an option for the high-level control of vehicle dynamics and energy management.
BorgWarner offers products in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid, and electric vehicles. It has manufacturing and technical facilities in 19 countries and employs about 30,000 people worldwide.