Hyundai Motors will use Vitesco’s EMR4 axle drive for its smaller cars.
Vitesco Technologies, developer and manufacturer of powertrains for electric vehicles, announced on Monday that they had secured a contract worth 2 billion euros with Hyundai Motors Group. Vitesco will supply its new generation axle drive EMR4 (Electronics Motor Reducer) to Hyundai.
The highly integrated 400 V/160 kW 3-in-1 unit will be used by Hyundai Motor Group’s vehicle manufacturer in its global B/C-segment electric vehicle.
Andreas Wolf, CEO of Vitesco Technologies, said in a statement, “We are proud to contribute to Hyundai Motor Group’s upcoming electric vehicle platform with this highly attractive axle drive. This order once again confirms us in our strategy with the very early focus on electric mobility.”
Vitesco said that the EMR4 is built on the enabling groundwork laid with EMR3. EMR4 is an efficient platform with industrial-scale know-how, thanks to its global development team. With the help of silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductors, EMR4 is more efficient and powerful.
With EMR4, different segments of a vehicle can be equipped with the same type of drive system. This is possible because of interfaces that provide well-defined connections and a modular design.
“For our new electric axle drive, we have standardized the internal interfaces, while generating the greatest possible flexibility externally, so that we can offer customized and, at the same time, cost-optimized solutions,” says Thomas Stierle, member of the executive board and head of the Electrification Technology business unit at Vitesco Technologies.
Last March, the order was already announced at Vitesco Technologies’ annual press conference. They haven’t mentioned the name of the customer during that time.