The BorgWarner Integrated Drive Module (iDM) was selected by the Hyundai Motor Group to supply the electrical power system, which will be used in the next production of A-segment electric vehicles, which will begin in mid-2023.
“We have enjoyed nearly two decades of partnership with the Hyundai Motor Group and couldn’t be more excited about this next step—working on our first electrification project together. I am especially enthusiastic about the fact that this is the first iDM product combining the portfolios of BorgWarner and legacy Delphi Technologies after the acquisition, reaping the benefits of the two organizations,” said Dr. Stefan Demmerle, President and CEO of BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems.
Designed, developed and manufactured by the company as a high performance system, the BorgWarner iDM146 operates at 400 volts (V) and offers a maximum power of 135 kW. In addition, advanced drive technology offers smooth and quiet operation, and the electric motor uses high-voltage fork technology.
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On the other hand, the weight and total space of the drive system are reduced by integrating the gearbox, a 400 V silicon inverter and the motor with a compact outer diameter 146 millimeter stator.
The iDM146 offers a modular and scalable design too, allowing modifications as required by the customer.
BorgWarner with quite a few moves in recent days, announced that it had completed the public offering of shares in AKASOL AG, a manufacturer of high-performance battery systems, allowing BorgWarner to acquire 89.08% of AKASOL’s outstanding shares after the completion of the public offering.
The acquisition further strengthens BorgWarner’s commercial vehicle and industrial electrification capabilities.
” We are excited to add AKASOL’s innovative products, capabilities and team to BorgWarner as we advance our plan to grow our electric vehicle businesses to approximately 45% of total revenues by 2030 under Project Charging Forward,” added Frédéric Lissalde, President and CEO of BorgWarner
AKASOL’s headquarters are located in Darmstadt, Germany, and as previously announced, AKASOL will be run independently. BorgWarner paid approximately € 648 million to settle the public offering from current cash balances.
Written by | Gabriel Sayago