North America’s largest auto supplier didn’t say which automaker or vehicle will use the system.
Magna called the motor a “highly complex system.” It’s a variant of Magna’s 800V eDS Duo, which is used in mid-size cars.
The new variant uses two e-motors, two inverters, and two gearboxes in a single package to deliver 726 kW of power and 8,000 Nm of torque. Typically, a vehicle with a torque output of 200 Nm or greater is considered adequate. The high torque of an electric motor enables those vehicles to get around efficiently and in an energy-saving manner.
Magna says it will be responsible for the design of the gearbox and housing, the cooling system, and the integration of the new e-motors and inverters “to ensure reliability, efficiency, and continuous power levels.”
The supplier said the new contract “reinforces Magna’s commitment to supporting the automotive industry’s short and long-term transformational needs.”
“We are dedicated to assisting our customers in their transition to electrification by providing them with industry-leading electrified platforms for a sustainable, emission-free future,” said Diba Ilunga, president of Magna’s powertrain division. “This award reflects our expertise in electric powertrain system engineering and integration, as well as our collaborative approach with a highly valued customer to deliver cutting-edge solutions.”
The system will be manufactured at Magna’s facility in Ramos, Mexico, with production scheduled to start within the next few years.