Magna International claims it’s the biggest OEM components provider in The United States and Canada and also the 3rd biggest worldwide. The firm’s full-blown setting up arm makes the Jaguar I-Pace electrical crossover, is acquired to develop the Fisker Sea EV crossover, and also authorized on to develop electrical skateboard systems for Ree Automotive. The Canadian attire has a lots of know-how with electrical powertrains, and also has actually invested the previous number of years displaying its internal electrical system job under the rubric of EtelligentDrive. Magna revealed its most recent system advancement at CES, the EtelligentForce BEV powertrain system for light task pick-ups and also industrial lorries. It exists as a cost-effective means for a maker to transform an ICE drivetrain to an EV drivetrain without requiring to revamp the system, and also without altering crucial lorry specifications like haul ability and also tow score.
EtelligentForce swaps out a vehicle’s back beam of light axle for Magna’s eBeam electrified unit, efficient in being outfitted with an ePark lock and also a digital securing diff. If the customer desires 4×4, Magna’s eDrive motor takes place the front axle, this electric motor efficient in decoupling for much better gas mileage and also torque vectoring. Optimum system result is 577 horse power, the back eBeam peaking at 335 hp, the front eDrive able to supply the remainder. The firm claims the system’s been made for “high-payload lorries,” the vehicle’s common suspension and also brake configurations do not require to be remodelled to fit the innovation, and also the systems can be personalized “to focus on crucial efficiency features.”
The caution below is that while Magna calls out One-ton and also 3/4-ton vehicles, it additionally claims the EtelligentForce optimum tow score is 14,500 extra pounds. That’s a strange weight to drop on, being stone’s throw past the asserted max tow scores of half-ton pick-ups from the the Big 3, however well except max tow scores for the 3/4-ton vehicles, a lot less the one-ton haulers. Magna really did not supply any kind of specifications concerning just how large a battery could be required to power the system to a functional day-to-day array, however that additional weight can have something to do with intending this at sturdy vehicles.
Maybe a couple of years prior to we have every one of the manufacturing information. Magna is developing a brand-new electrical lorry facility in Troy, Michigan, where an advancement group will certainly prepare EtelligentForce for an intended 2025 rollout.