BorgWarner is to provide a Chinese OEM with its an efficient dual inverter unit for the auto maker’s A/A+ hybrid vehicle model, slated for launch in Q2 2023.
“We are pleased to provide our high-performance dual inverter unit to this leading Chinese OEM,” said Dr Stefan Demmerle, president and GM, BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems. “This leading Chinese OEM’s dedicated hybrid transmission (DHT) system is becoming a strong benchmark in the China market due to its dynamic driving performance and ability to achieve greater fuel economy. This partnership will aid us in continuing to lead the DHT and hybrid inverter technology spaces.”
The product combines two inverters, a DC/DC converter and a boost module into a single unit. By combining several power electronic technologies into one compact package, the dual inverter is able to drive two electric motors, power the 12V electrical system, and support the boosted system architecture of the propulsion system. The resulting unit will, says the company, deliver cost and weight reductions, and also enable flexible packaging and easy installation.
In addition to the inverter deal, Borg Warner has also revealed that it will provide high-voltage hairpin (HVH) e-motors to another Chinese vehicle manufacturer. The e-motors will be used in the company’s second-generation 800V propulsion system platform with vehicles equipped with the motors expected to start mass production in October 2023.