The company showcased a series of new electric commercial vehicle (eCV) products during the event that are geared towards streamlining the electrification of commercial vehicles.
One such addition is the firm’s new high-energy flat battery system, which features a new flat module architecture. The system has a height of less than 120mm in order to adapt to the underbody architectures of electrified lightweight commercial vehicles and buses.
Another innovative product on display was a new modular high-voltage eFan system, which can be combined with either existing cooling fans or new customised fan designs to achieve improved efficiency and reduced noise. A powerful electric motor is combined with an inverter to provide a continuous output of 40hW 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. Meanwhile, the system’s robust and fully encapsulated design enables reliable long-term operation under extreme conditions.
Having amassed more than 130 years of experience as a supplier and technology partner to global OEMs in the commercial vehicle market, BorgWarner anticipated the trend towards electrification early on. As a result, the firm is continuing to develop components and system solutions for eCVs ranging from light, medium and heavy-duty trucks to off-highway applications.
The firm's portfolio currently covers several areas of electric propulsion, including battery systems, electric motors, integrated drive modules, power electronics, and thermal management solutions.