BorgWarner develops electric transmission for FAW

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BorgWarner has agreed to supply First Automotive Works (FAW) with its new eGearDrive transmission. Designed for the growing high-volume electric vehicle market, it will feature in FAW Group’s Besturn B30EV and Junpai A70E.

The cutting-edge eGearDrive transmission provides high torque capacity in a compact package. Its efficient helical gear train is claimed to offer quiet performance as well as increasing EV range.

The innovative design can handle high input speeds of up to 14,000rpm while providing smooth and quiet operation. The solution is available in a wide range of ratios for a variety of electric motor sizes to provide optimized vehicle acceleration and top speed.

The eGearDrive contributes to extended battery-powered driving range through its compact, low-weight design and efficient gear train. Additionally, an electronically actuated park lock system is available, and approximately 99% of the materials used in BorgWarner’s eGearDrive transmission are recyclable.

“BorgWarner has supplied turbochargers, EGR modules and advanced transmission components to FAW for several years,” said Dr Stefan Demmerle, president at BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems.

“We are very pleased to build upon this successful collaboration by supporting this major Chinese auto maker with our fast-to-market and environmentally friendly solution for electric vehicles. As the supplier of choice, BorgWarner meets the significantly increasing demand in the Chinese market for our innovative eGearDrive transmission by offering local manufacturing and engineering support.”

February 27, 2018

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