Hyundai to use BorgWarner drive module in small EVs

The integrated drive module (iDM) from BorgWarner, including the electric motor, transmission and integrated power electronics, is to be used in small electric cars from the Hyundai Motor Group, production of which is scheduled to begin in mid-2023.

According to the automotive supplier, the iDM146 is powered by 400 volts and has a peak output of 135 kW. It is also the first product to combine the portfolios of BorgWarner and formerly Delphi Technologies.

By integrating the gearbox, the motor with a 146 mm outer stator diameter and the 400V silicon inverter into one housing, BorgWarner says the overall weight and installation space of the system have been reduced. The iDM146 has a scalable and modular inverter design that is said to be easily adaptable to customer requirements, it added.

“We have enjoyed nearly two decades of partnership with the Hyundai Motor Group and couldn’t be more excited about this next step – working on our first electrification project together,” said Dr. Stefan Demmerle, President and General Manager, BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems. “I am especially enthusiastic about the fact that this is the first iDM product combining the portfolios of BorgWarner and legacy Delphi Technologies after the acquisition, reaping the benefits of the two organizations.”

BorgWarner only completed the acquisition of Delphi Technologies in October. With the acquired know-how in electronics and power electronics, BorgWarner intends to become one of the leading companies for electric drive systems. This was followed in February this year by the news that the US automotive supplier also wanted to take over the German battery systems manufacturer Akasol.


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