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Hyundai selects BorgWarner iDM

By Simon Warburton 04 Jun 2021 (Last Updated June 4th, 2021 11:33)

BorgWarner capitalises on nearly two decades of partnership with Hyundai.

BorgWarner’s integrated drive module (iDM) has been selected by Hyundai for its power electric system, which will be used in the upcoming A-segment electric vehicle production, planned to start in the middle of 2023.

BorgWarner’s new iDM has an electric motor, gearbox and integrated power electronics.

“We have enjoyed nearly two decades of partnership with the Hyundai Motor Group and couldn’t be more excited about this next step – working on our first electrification project together,” said BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems president and GM, Stefan Demmerle.

“I am especially enthusiastic about the fact this is the first iDM product combining the portfolios of BorgWarner and legacy Delphi Technologies after the acquisition, reaping the benefits of the two organisations.”

BorgWarner’s iDM146 operates at 400V and has a peak power of 135 kW. The supplier says its transmission technology offers quiet operation and the electric motor uses High Voltage Hairpin technology.

Overall drive system weight and space are reduced by integrating the gearbox, a 400V silicon inverter and the motor with a 146mm stator outer diameter.

The iDM146 also offers a scalable and modular inverter design, making it customisable to requirements.