GKN Automotive says that it will standardize a range of 3-in-1 systems for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, with the aim of decreasing cost and increasing efficiency.

According to the company, its new 3-in-1 systems integrate an electric motor and inverter along with a single-speed transmission module to scale up the torque, while the standardization strategy enables three families of electric drive to cover mass-market torque requirements.

‘This next phase of our electrification strategy will produce the highly integrated, modular, scalable architectures required for high volume vehicle applications,’ said Hannes Prenn, COO of GKN Automotive ePowertrain. ‘Standardizing these systems will make electrification more affordable and will enable OEMs to offer consumers highly optimised e-mobility at the right price.’

The company has published a whitepaper covering electric propulsion here.

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