BorgWarner to supply components to all-electric truck

Updated Jan 18, 2018

BorgWarner announced Monday it will supply its HVH250 electric motor and eGearDrive transmission for the initial launch of the FUSO eCanter truck, the world’s first series-produced all-electric light-duty truck.

According to Fuso, over 200 third-generation units are being tested in urban areas. BorgWarner’s scalable HVH250 electric motors deliver industry-leading torque and power density. With a compact, low-weight design and highly efficient gear train, BorgWarner’s eGearDrive transmission uses less battery energy, extending battery-powered driving range, the company says.

“For several years, BorgWarner’s engineers worked closely with FUSO on this milestone project,” says 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. Featuring a compact design for easy integration, BorgWarner says the HVH250 electric motor delivers class-leading efficiency of over 95 percent 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 highly 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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