BorgWarner presented its commercial vehicle electrification portfolio to international media during a press conference held at the company’s booth (hall 12, booth C63) at IAA TRANSPORTATION 2022 in Hanover, Germany.
Dr Paul Farrell, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, and Harry Husted, Chief Technology Officer, presented BorgWarner’s Charging Forward business strategy and introduced the company’s latest electric commercial vehicle (eCV) innovations.
The range of BorgWarner products that streamline the electrification of commercial vehicles continues to grow, covering multiple areas of electric propulsion including battery systems, electric motors, integrated drive modules, power electronics, and thermal management solutions.
BorgWarner presented a series of new solutions at IAA TRANSPORTATION 2022, such as the high-energy flat battery system, which features a new flat module architecture. It has a height of <120mm to adapt to the underbody architectures of electrified lightweight commercial vehicles and buses. The company also presented its newmodular high-voltage eFan system, which can be combined with either existing cooling fans or new customized fan designs to achieve highest efficiency and lowest noise. A powerful electric motor is combined with an inverter to provide a continuous output of 40kW between 550V and 850V to cool components such as the fuel cell, traction motor, electric brake, or the battery pack in battery-electric or fuel-cell commercial vehicles. The robust and fully encapsulated design enables reliable long-term operation even under extreme conditions.
BorgWarner’s industry leading components and system solutions are the result of a deep understanding of propulsion requirements gained through more than 130 years of experience as a supplier and technology partner to global OEMs. The company anticipated the trend toward electrification at an early stage, envisioning the automotive industry evolving to use cleaner, more efficient sources of energy. Drawing on extensive expertise demonstrated in the passenger car sector, sophisticated technological solutions for eCVs are either already available to customers or are currently undergoing customization for light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks and off-highway applications.