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BorgWarner’s Electric Motor And eGearDrive Transmission Propel All-Electric FUSO eCanter Trucks

With a compact, low-weight design and efficient gear train, BorgWarner says its eGearDrive transmission uses less battery energy, extending battery-powered driving range.

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BorgWarner is now supplying its HVH250 electric motor and eGearDrive transmission for the initial launch of the FUSO eCanter truck, one of the world’s first series-produced all-electric light-duty trucks. According to FUSO, more than 200 third-generation units are being tested in urban areas. With a compact, low-weight design and highly efficient gear train, BorgWarner says its eGearDrive transmission uses less battery energy, extending battery-powered driving range.

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“For several years, BorgWarner’s engineers worked closely with FUSO on this milestone project,” said Dr. Stefan Demmerle, president and general manager, BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems. “We are excited to offer our efficient, eco-friendly technologies as FUSO paves the way for powerful and sustainable commercial vehicle mobility.”

Instead of conventional round wire windings, BorgWarner’s HVH250 electric motor uses precision-formed rectangular wires and multiple layers of interlocking “hairpins.” This patented high voltage hairpin (HVH) technology enables the HVH250 motor to produce up to 425 Nm of torque and 300 kW of power at 700 volts. BorgWarner’s family of HVH electric motors is designed for flexibility, offering scalable torque and output for a range of light- to heavy-duty applications.

The eGearDrive transmission’s compact, low-weight design and efficient gear train achieves high-torque capacity yet uses less battery energy. In addition to handling high input speeds of up to 14,000 rpm, the advanced technology offers a wide range of gear reduction ratios for optimal acceleration for a variety of motor sizes. An optional electronically actuated park lock system is available, and since approximately 99 percent of the materials used in the eGearDrive transmission are recyclable, the technology also enhances sustainability, BorgWarner says.

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