GKN Automotive launches next phase of its electrification strategy

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GKN Automotive has launched the next phase in its electrification strategy. As part of this move, the AWD and electric driveline technology and systems supplier is standardizing a range of intelligent integrated 3-in-1 systems for pure electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

The 3-in-1 systems integrate an electric motor and inverter together with a single-speed transmission module that scales up the torque. The inverter retains its own separate housing for maximum serviceability. GKN’s standardization strategy enables three families of electric drive to cover a wide range of mass-market torque requirements.

“This next phase of our electrification strategy will produce the highly integrated, modular, scalable architectures required for high volume vehicle applications,” explained Hannes Prenn, COO of GKN Automotive ePowertrain. “Standardizing these systems will make electrification more affordable and will enable OEMs to offer consumers highly optimized e-mobility at the right price.”

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