BorgWarner helps power the eCanter

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The first series-produced all-electric light-duty truck will include Borg Warner technologies to help power it.

The HVH250 electric motor and eGear Drive transmission on the Fuso eCanter were supplied by the engineering firm to provide the vehicle with 425Nm of torque and 300kW power at 700V.

Developed by Daimler Group subsidiary Fuso, more than 200 vehicles equipped with BorgWarner’s scalable components are being tested in urban areas.

“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 its high torque and power levels.

Featuring a compact design for easy integration, the HVH250 electric motor delivers class-leading efficiency of over 95% and provides better continuous power compared with competitive models. 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 gear train achieves a high-torque capacity yet uses less battery energy. In addition to handling high input speeds of up to 14,000rpm, 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% of the materials used in the eGearDrive transmission are recyclable, the technology also enhances sustainability.

January 19, 2018

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