GKN Automotive and Delta Electronics are collaborating on a joint development which will enable integrated 3-in-1 eDrive systems of power classes from 80kW to 155kW.

The joint development of eDrive technology will see inverters supplied by Delta Electronics integrated with GKN Automotive's eMotor and gearbox systems in a 3-in-1 solution.

"The eDrive market continues to accelerate as manufacturers are required to meet increasingly stringent emissions regulations demanding technological progression and speed," said GKN Automotive CEO, Liam Butterworth.

"Our collaboration with Delta represents a significant milestone in the expansion of our portfolio of scalable, integrated 3-in-1 eDrive solutions and our capabilities in rapidly bringing new cost competitive technologies to market."

For his part, Delta Electronics, COO, Simon Chang added: "Delta is dedicated to enabling low-carbon green transportation by providing EV powertrain solutions and  power electronics products, including traction inverters, traction motors, on-board chargers, DC/DC converters and EV charging solutions to the market."

GKN Automotive has produced more than 1m eDrive units to date, while Delta Electronics has nearly 50 years of expertise in power electronics.

The collaboration will centre on the development of two new integrated eDrive families for application across different torque classes for the next generation of hybrid and electric vehicles.

Within three years, the new 3-in-1 eDrive units will be available for start of production in a multitude of vehicle types, from A-segment city cars to D-segment executive cars and SUVs, supporting a range of torque outputs from 2,000 Nm to 3,800 Nm, with nominal power outputs of between 80 kW to 155 kW.

The solutions will cover a large proportion of the future eDrive market, which is projected to be worth more than GBP12bn (US$16bn) by 2030.

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