BorgWarner to supply HVH220 drives for Xpeng

The US automotive supplier BorgWarner has started manufacturing electric motor rotors and stators for the Chinese manufacturer Xpeng. The HVH220 high-voltage hairpin electric motor is to be used in two models from China.

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According to BorgWarner, the HVH220 electric motor can be operated with a voltage of up to 800V and uses a stator with an outer diameter of 220 mm and BorgWarner’s patented high-voltage hairpin technology. It can generate an output of up to 300 kW, achieving a maximum working speed of 18,000 rpm and peak efficiencies over 97%.

The electric motor is to be installed in the all-electric X9 MPV, which Xpeng unveiled at the Guangzhou Auto Show. The HVH220 is also likely to be used in XPeng’s next electric B-segment sedan, which is scheduled to roll off the production line from the third quarter of 2024. The X9 is already available in China.

“We are very pleased to be able to supply this leading OEM with our proven stators and rotors and thus drive the development of the Chinese electric vehicle industry,” said Dr Stefan Demmerle, President and General Manager, BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems. “BorgWarner’s in-depth product expertise will benefit XPeng in the further development of its electric drives.”

This is not the first electric drive system supply deal that BorgWarner has inked in China, as a deal with Li Auto was announced towards the end of last summer. This does not mean that the tech supplier is only focused towards the east, however, as, for example, improvements were made to BorgWarner’s presence in the USA as well as Mexico last year. BorgWarner is also assembling battery systems for Akasol in Brazil.


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