The US automotive supplier BorgWarner has acquired DriveTek AG as of 1 December 2022. The Swiss company offers engineering and product development services for inverters, electric drive solutions, and power electronics. The transaction is worth CHF 35 million.
US automotive supplier BorgWarner has announced a new production facility for the manufacture of battery systems in Brazil. The Piracicaba facility is expected to be phased in and begin manufacturing in the first quarter of 2023.
The automotive supplier BorgWarner has invested 500 million US dollars in the semiconductor manufacturer Wolfspeed and thus secures production capacities for silicon carbide semiconductors worth up to 650 million US dollars per year.
Hyundai has selected the iDM146 integrated drive module from BorgWarner to power another electric model in the A-segment. The start of production is planned for the third quarter of 2024. This is the Korean manufacturer’s second order for the iDM146.
BorgWarner continues to broaden the e-mobility portfolio. The US company announced that it has acquired Rhombus Energy Solutions. Rhombus offers V2G and Underwriters Laboratory-certified charging and counts Proterra among its clients, alongside charging and grid service providers.
US automotive supplier BorgWarner has announced multiple electrification awards. These include two deals involving electric motors and inverters with two Chinese companies respectively, as well as battery management systems for commercial vehicles from a “leading global vehicle manufacturer.”
US automotive supplier BorgWarner has announced further orders for electric vehicles. Among them is an order from a Chinese luxury electric car brand for a complete 800-volt drive system, but also an interesting order for an electric truck component. The US supplier also announced that it will acquire Santroll Automotive Components in China.
Silicon Valley-based controls and software company Qnovo has raised 24 million US dollars from investors. The Series C funding round was led by BorgWarner. The US automotive supplier wants to use the investment to expand its offering in the field of battery management.
US automotive supplier BorgWarner has won another order to supply its 400-volt silicon carbide inverter for various BEV models from a European OEM, which is not being named. The new customer’s vehicle production with BorgWarner’s SiC inverter is scheduled to start in 2023.
The supplier BorgWarner has received an order to supply electric drives for a new electric truck from a German OEM. The unnamed manufacturer intends to use the technology in electric trucks for heavy distribution transport.
BorgWarner has received a grant of $5 million from the US Department of Energy to work with partners to develop what they call a ‘Scalable Ultra Power-dense Extended Range’ or SUPER inverter for electric vehicles.
BorgWarner is to deliver the P3 hybrid drive module for a major European performance-based OEM that intends to use it for a variety of front-wheel and AWD SUVs. The module contains the motor, power electronics, gears and water cooling all integrated within one unit.
Automotive supplier BorgWarner has broken ground on a new plant in Viana do Castelo, Portugal, which will manufacture electrification products such as electric motors, inverters and battery management systems for a wide range of car manufacturers in Europe.
BorgWarner has announced the first order for its integrated drive module (iDM) from China. It comes from an unnamed “leading Chinese luxury electric vehicle brand”. BorgWarner has also received an order from the Chinese Geely brand Zeekr.
UK battery manufacturer Hyperdrive Innovation and EV tech firm BorgWarner Gateshead have been acquired by the Silicon Valley-based electric motor developer Turntide Technologies. Turntide will establish operations in Gateshead, England, marking the beginning of a multi-year investment in the region.
Renault’s Alpine F1 Team has entered into a partnership with US automotive supplier BorgWarner. Both partners want to identify technologies and technical collaborations for future Alpine electric models.
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.
The US automotive supplier BorgWarner wants to take over the German battery systems manufacturer Akasol. The American company’s offer is likely to be successful since BorgWarner has apparently already secured the majority of shares.
BorgWarner has announced an electric motor for commercial vehicles that supports an 800-volt architecture and will be available in four versions. The catch: the motors won’t go into production until 2024.
Californian battery startup Romeo Power is now going public on the US stock exchange via a merger with the investment firm RMG Acquisition. The goal is to expand the production and development of commercial vehicle batteries.
BorgWarner has completed the acquisition of Delphi Technologies. The US-American automotive supplier wants to use the acquired know-how in electronics and power electronics to become one of the leading companies for electric drive systems.
BorgWarner has now taken over its competitor Delphi also to retain its expertise in power electronics and thus be better equipped for the change to e-drives. In addition, the US supplier has concluded a contract with an unnamed European car manufacturer to supply its eTurbo for a passenger car.
The U.S. American powertrain supplier BorgWarner announced the founding of a joint venture with Romeo Power Technology, a Californian supplier of battery modules and battery packs founded in 2015 by former SpaceX, Tesla and Samsung engineers.
News reach us speaking of two strategic cooperations. Electric carmaker WM Motor of China has turned to BorgWarner as a seasoned supplier of electric drives. Also Byton, China’s EV startup with a western all-star board, announced a cooperation with Bosch.
BorgWarner has announced it is to supply its electric and hybrid drivetrains to three Chinese automotive players, among them Great Wall and its EV brand ORA. The other two OEMs have not been named so far yet overall the deal is huge for BorgWarner.
Supplier BorgWarner presents its electric drive system used in the all-electric Fuso eCanter truck in-depth. Customers in Europe had just recently received Daimler’s first electric truck but BorgWard envisions a range of applications.
Tesla chases after last percentage points: Long-term data of Tesla owners has shown that even after 320,000 km battery capacity is still at 90 percent. Yet, the company seeking to further improve battery performance, signed battery researcher Jeff Dahn, who just presented his newest findings: By improving the chemistry of NMC Li-ion, the cells shall be able to keep 95 percent of their original capacity after no less than 1,200 charging cycles (about 480,000km). electrek.co
BorgWarner’s high-voltage heater: The American supplier presents a PTC cabin heater for EV and HEV, which is independent of waste heat. Controlled via CAN interface, it warms up the air stream coming from the blower. It also provides dual-zone functionality to regulate the temperature for driver and passenger individually. borgwarner.com
Major order for Efficient Drivetrains: Four Chinese OEMs have decided to equip their buses with the American supplier’s PHEV drive EDI PowerDrive 6000. Efficient Drivetrains calculates with “several hundred” drives supplied to Shaanxi Automotive, Ankai, Xiamen Jinlong and Yaxing Motors until the third quarter of the year. greencarcongress.com
New concept for solid-state battery: A research team of the French battery company Saft and the University Paris Est have found a new approach to generate next-gen batteries. Their solution bases on a nanocomposite metal hydride as the anode in a complete solid-state battery with a sulfur cathode and Lithium borohydride electrolyte. greencarcongress.com, sciencedirect.com