Schaeffler starts 2-in-1 e-axle production in China

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Automotive supplier Schaeffler has initiated production of 2-in-1 electric axles at its production plant in Taicang, China. The 2-in-1 electric axle integrates a reduction transmission and electric motor into one compact unit.

Designed to offer outstanding torque density of the transmission, Schaeffler promises that the 2-in-1 system will deliver high power density, system efficiency, and superior acoustic behavior. A modular design ensures that the system can be used for various vehicle applications.

The first Chinese car model equipped with the Schaeffler 2-in-1 electric axle is expected to be unveiled in the near future. Following market launch in China, the e-axle will also be deployed by a European automotive manufacturer.

“Schaeffler is striving to become a leader of innovation in electric mobility. The volume production of our 2-in-1 electric axles has strengthened our position in this market,” said Dr Jochen Schröder, president, e-mobility, Schaeffler.

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