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GKN Automotive and Delta Electronics to Develop Next Generation eDrive Systems

GKN Automotive and Delta Electronics are joining hands on the joint development that will enable the rapid acceleration of next generation integrated 3-in-1 eDrive systems of power classes from 80kW to 155kW.

GKN Automotive is one of the leading supplier of electric drive, all-wheel drive and driveline technology and systems, and Delta Electronics is known for providing power and thermal management solutions.

The joint development of advanced eDrive technology will see inverters supplied by Delta integrated with GKN Automotive’s eMotor and gearbox systems in a 3-in-1 solution. Further aligning the two companies is a shared dedication to systems weight and packaging volume reduction, and a focus on simplifying OEM assembly processes for easier and better-quality component installations. The collaboration between these two industry-leading companies will significantly increase their technical capabilities and accelerate time to market.

GKN Automotive enjoys an expertise of eDrive development and integration.The company has produced more than one million eDrive units to date, and a rapidly expanding order book. Delta Electronics has been working for nearly 50 years expertise in power electronics. Therefore the partnership is expected to further strengthen GKN Automotive’s position as an electric powertrain supplier while boosting Delta Electronics Inc.’s position as a dominant force in the design, development and supply of EV powertrain solutions and power electronics products.

The new collaboration will centre on the development of two new integrated eDrive families for application across different torque classes for the next generation of hybrid and electric vehicles. Within three years, the new 3-in-1 eDrive units will be available for start of production in a multitude of vehicle types, from A-segment city cars to D-segment executive cars and SUVs, supporting a range of torque outputs from 2,000 Nm to 3,800 Nm, with nominal power outputs of between 80 kW to 155 kW. These solutions will cover a large proportion of the future eDrive market, which is projected to be worth more than GBP12 billion by 2030*.

Source: Press Release

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