Two BorgWarner HVH250 electric motors will power e-axle for light duty commercial trucks. This e-axle is
designed to equip new electric light commercial trucks ranging up to 7.5 tons as well as conversions of existing ICE powered fleets of city center delivery vehicles. Production of the aforementioned e-axle is expected to begin early 2023.
BorgWarner electric motors for electric light trucks
“While environmental sustainability and fuel economy continues to be a point of concern for commercial vehicle operators, fleets are also experiencing increased challenges in urban zero-emissions zones and noise-sensitive areas,” said Stefan Demmerle, President and General Manager, BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems. “An electric drive is the obvious choice to help navigate these circumstances, and we’re delighted that the low-speed torque advantages of our HVH250 motor will support our customer’s e-axle.”
The flat battery system introduced at IAA
Taking one step back, BorgWarner participated in IAA Transportation and unveiled in Hannover high-energy flat battery systems for electric commercial vehicles. The battery system height is lower than 120 mm to adapt to the underbody architectures of electrified lightweight commercial vehicles and buses.