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Magna demonstrates its new e4 e-mobility drive systems

Winter conditions testing in Sweden showcases include integrated PSM-type eDrive systems on the front and rear axle

March 17, 2020  by Cleantech Canada Staff

The e4 technology demonstrator car showcases Magna’s electrified drive systems in a pure EV format. PHOTO: Magna

ARJEPLOG, Sweden — Magna International debuted its e4 technology demonstrator car during the company’s winter test-driving activities in northern Sweden in February.

The vehicle showcases the Aurora, Ont.-based manufacturer’s electrified drive systems in an electric vehicle format. It includes integrated PSM-type eDrive systems on the front and rear axle.

The unit on the front is equipped with a mechanical differential, while the unit on the rear has a twin-clutch torque vectoring system. Both eDrives, including the gearbox, electric motors, inverters, inverter software, and vehicle control strategy were developed by Magna.

Magna anticipates global growth in e-mobility will include mild and micro hybrids, high-voltage hybrids and electric vehicles.


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