Magna is presenting its EtelligentDrive systems at CES 2018, with the company's e1 demonstration concept vehicle used to demonstrate different electric-drive (e-drive) concepts and systems, as well as the supplier's vehicle integration capabilities.

The e1 system consists of one highly integrated e-drive system on the front axle and one on the rear axle with two electric motors (e-motors).

Magna maintains with the approach, the demonstration car achieves superior longitudinal and lateral dynamics combined with vehicle stability for more safety.

Each e-drive system in the demonstration vehicle uses 140-kilowatt motors, adding up to an overall performance of 420-kilowatt peak. The e-motors are combined with a single-speed reduction-gear transmission and an inverter into a compact package.

"We believe in the next few years there will be several different variations of powertrain architectures on the market aimed at numerous ways to achieve CO2 savings," said Magna CTO, Swamy Kotagiri.

"With our powertrain expertise, we will continue to deliver cutting-edge products to the market that match the progression of internal combustion engines up to full electric vehicles."

Magna's electrified powertrain capabilities include components for modern e-drive systems: e-motor, gearbox, inverter and control software, which can be integrated into vehicles. The solutions range from products for 48-volt mild hybrids to highly integrated e-drive systems for battery electric vehicles.

Electrified auxiliaries such as thermal management modules, electric water pumps or electric oil pumps complete the portfolio. For nearly ten years, Magna has been supporting customers in the US and Europe from concept to production with products for battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

In 2009, the company announced a vehicle-development partnership with Ford Motor Company to introduce a zero-emission lithium-ion battery electric vehicle (BEV) - this became the Ford Focus BEV which entered the market in 2011 and is still produced today. Magna is responsible for providing the e-motor, electronic control module / inverter and the transmission for the vehicle.

Additionally since 2012, Magna has supplied Volvo with the electrified rear axle drive system (eRAD) featured on the Volvo V60 and S60 plug-in hybrid models. Magna's eRAD system offers multiple hybrid driving modes while also adding electric all-wheel-drive capability.

More recently, the company announced a joint venture partnership with Hasco in China to produce a high volume e-drive system for an unnamed German automaker.