Transforming a pick-up into an electric model is a complex task for different manufacturers, even in the case of models on the market with a great reputation for their dynamic qualities and performance, capable of supporting a high load, a large towing capacity and a high durability level.
For example, body-to-ground clearance will always be compromised on a dedicated electric car platform, as the battery box has dimensions and will affect driving dynamics.
In this sense, the Canadian brand, Magna solves this problem with their latest novelty.
The “eBeam” has created propulsion pick-ups, with the engine positioned in front and transferring the power to the rear wheels. These models based on rigid axle technical diagrams offer greater resistance to heavier loads.
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The engineering consulting firm points out that it is a scalable system, adaptable to different models, easily integrated in ladder-type chassis already developed and that it does not require special investments for a new platform, but rather a valid adaptation for pick -up hybrid or electric.
An economical and fast solution, which allows new models to be developed more quickly, while not sacrificing their loading and towing performance.
The supplier has indicated that the new electrified rigid axle has different power levels, between 120 and 250 kilowatts (kW), between 163 and 340 horsepower (CV).
Very high figures that require different combinations of the set comprising the electric motor and the gearbox – one or two speeds given the high torque of up to 4,950 Nm – and two electric motors and a torque vectoring system. In this way, it is possible to have electric all-wheel drive by adding the electric front axle.
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