A Detroit-based automotive supplier is providing the electric drive unit (EDU) for the all-electric Baojun E300 Plus, the four-seat minicar from SAIC-GM-Wuling, that recently went on sale in China.
The Baojun E300 Plus is powered by a 40-kW EDU from American Axle and Manufacturing’s Liuzhou AAM Automotive Driveline System Co. Ltd. facility located in the state-level economic development zone of East Liuzhou, in the Guangxi Province.
“This is AAM’s third Electric Drive program, our first in China and our first on a compact, value-brand small passenger car,” says David C. Dauch, chairman and CEO of AAM. “We will continue to see global electric vehicle demand and will support this growth with our compact, quiet and efficient drive technology.”
Electric Drive by AAM is a suite of electric propulsion solutions suitable for all hybrid and battery electric vehicle segments from value-oriented mini vehicles to high-performance luxury crossovers. The systems, according to the company, leverage AAM’s extensive experience in the design, analysis, and processing of geared mechanical systems to engineer compact, quiet, and efficient drive units that meet the most demanding customer requirements.
Liuzhou AAM is a joint venture between AAM and Liuzhou Wuling Automobile Industry Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Guangxi Automobile Group Co. Ltd.
Liuzhou AAM manufactures electric drive units, independent rear axles and drive heads for the fast-growing segments of multi-purpose vehicles and crossovers including vans, mini vans, and sport utility vehicles.