GKN delivers millionth eDrive system

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GKN Automotive has revealed that it will deliver its millionth eDrive system this month. The company currently has five major eDrive mass-production projects in progress in China and Europe.

Hannes Prenn, COO of GKN Automotive ePowertrain, said, “It is always a proud moment when GKN Automotive reaches a significant production milestone, and this one is particularly significant as it underlines our leadership in the fast-growing eDrive segment.”

GKN Automotive is also collaborating with Drive System Design and the University of Nottingham on an £8m (US$9.87m) project to design and develop the world’s lightest and most efficient electric vehicle powertrain for the volume market.

The initiative is match-funded by the Advanced Propulsion Centre. ACeDrive (Advanced Cooling and Control of High-Speed e-Drive) aims to achieve a 25% reduction in both packaging size and cost, a 20% drop in weight, and a 10% increase in efficiency compared with current equivalents, and production readiness by 2023.

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