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January 26, 2021updated 14 Mar 2022 9:55am

Schaeffler starts mass production of electric motors

Schaeffler has started production of electric motors.

By Rhodri Morgan

Schaeffler has started production of electric motors.

“We have successfully transformed ourselves into a drive system supplier for sustainable electric mobility solutions and established ourselves as a reliable partner for our customers,” said Schaeffler Automotive Technologies CEO, Matthias Zink.

“We have been engaged with electric mobility for more than 20 years and we understand the drive train requirements. Our innovation capacity as a global automotive and industrial supplier plus our strong industrial skills make us a preferred partner for our customers.”

This year will see the start of the mass production of hybrid modules, hybrid drive units and all-electric axle transmissions. The basis of Schaeffler’s electric motor production is a modular, highly integrated technology platform.

Schaeffler says its experience in areas of production and technology across all components of electric drive systems is the key to successful industrialisation of products that are both technologically advanced and profitable. Along with a series of mass production orders for electric motors in the passenger car sector, Schaeffler has recently reached another milestone by entering the heavy-duty applications segment for commercial vehicles.

Schaeffler has announced a mass production order for electric motors featuring ‘wave winding’ technology, a technology which provides high power density as well as advantages during assembly.

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