Magna to showcase etelligentDrive Systems at CES 2018
Magna's etelligentDrive systems will be on display at CES 2018. The company's e1 demonstration concept vehicle will be used to show different electric-drive (e-drive) concepts and systems, as well as demonstrate Magna's vehicle integration capabilities. The e1 system consists of one highly integrated e-drive system on the front axle and one on the rear axle with two electric motors (e-motors).
The company says that its approach enables the demo car to achieve superior longitudinal and lateral dynamics combined with excellent vehicle stability for greater safety. Each e-drive system in the demo vehicle uses 140-kW motors, adding up to an overall performance of 420-kW peak. The e-motors are combined with a single-speed reduction-gear transmission and an inverter into a compact package.
"We believe in the next few years there will be several different variations of powertrain architectures on the market aimed at numerous ways to achieve CO2 savings," said Swamy Kotagiri, Magna's Chief Technology Officer. "With our powertrain expertise, we will continue to deliver cutting-edge products to the market that match the progression of internal combustion engines up to full electric vehicles."
Magna's electrified powertrain capabilities include key components for modern e-drive systems: e-motor, gearbox, inverter, and control software that are designed for easy integration into vehicles. The solutions range from products for 48-V mild hybrids to highly integrated e-drive systems for battery electric vehicles. Electrified auxiliaries like thermal management modules, electric water pumps, or electric oil pumps complete the portfolio.
The company recently announced a joint venture partnership with Hasco in China to produce a high-volume e-drive system for a German automaker.