SHANGHAI, July 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- BorgWarner has started supplying its high-performance, lightweight, and compact electric drive module (eDM) to power three Chinese new energy vehicles (NEVs): the JMC-Ford Territory, the AIWAYS SUV U5 and the Leading Ideal One's smart electric large SUV without mileage anxiety. With a compact, lightweight, easy-to-install design, BorgWarner's eDM delivers the power desired for a pleasant driving experience. The flexible design of the eDM makes it the perfect solution for front- or rear-axle installation and enables a high level of system integration, performance, durability and maximum operational efficiency.
"We are honored to support these three customers, with whom we have valued relationships, by delivering our eDM to power their vehicles," said Dr. Stefan Demmerle, President and General Manager of PowerDrive Systems, BorgWarner. "We are proud that our eDM is being recognized by customers for its extraordinary performance. We will continue to invest in research and development of our electric drive products, to further our mission of helping develop a clean, energy-efficient world."
A key benefit of the eDM is that it provides strong main drive power for both hybrid and electric vehicles. The high-precision gear process enables it to reduce system losses, improve NVH and increase power density. Its compact package with a lightweight aluminum housing and simplified parts, makes it easier to integrate into vehicles. Designed for a balance among power, torque, packaging and efficiency, the eDM delivers efficiency of more than 95 percent, excellent continuous power and extended mileage/range while providing a smooth, quiet driving experience.
In terms of placement, BorgWarner's eDM is suited for both front and rear axles of NEVs. Of the three models mentioned above, the eDM is integrated into the front axle of two of the vehicles. The JMC-Ford Territory EV, an all-electric SUV, delivers outstanding performance and range, with motor torque of up to 280 Nm and peak power of 120kW. In the Territory EV, the eDM is integrated in the front axle, along with its Co-Pilot360 advanced driving assistance system for peace of mind while driving. AIWAYS integrates the BorgWarner eDM into the front axle of its SUV U5 as a key component allowing for worry-free travel. The eDM delivers motor torque of up to 315Nm, and peak power of 120kW in the SUV U5. The Leading Ideal One, the extended range electric large SUV, showcases the flexibility of the eDM system by integrating it with the rear axle. In this range extended electric vehicle, the eDM produces up to 290Nm of torque and peak power of 140 kW.
Production has already kicked off for these projects at BorgWarner's Beijing and Wuhan, China facilities.
BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) is a global product leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles. With manufacturing and technical facilities in 67 locations in 19 countries, the company employs approximately 29,000 worldwide. For more information, please visit borgwarner.com.
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